Congratulations to the Winners!

Congratulations to the 2021 Top Operators!

Our Operators of the Year, Charter Communications and TDS, have set the standard during a challenging time for the entire country. They both continued to serve customers and communities while building out and experimenting in new technologies. 

Comcast and Hotwire epitomize what it takes to make a meaningful impact on broadband adoption and literacy in underserved communities. Both have gone well above merely offering affordable internet service, earning them the distinction of being our first-ever Digital Equity Award recipients.

Our annual must-read highlights operators that are smashing it—be it Cable One with its hefty lineup of investments or ImOn’s rapid bounce back after last year’s historic derecho or 10G pioneers, Mediacom and GCI. We also pay tribute to our Lifetime Achievement honorees Pat Esser of Cox Communications, Kathy Zachem of Comcast and Gary Shorman of Eagle Communications. 

Check out the digital issue to read about all of Cablefax’s Top Ops honorees. Enjoy and share individual company profiles.

2021 Top Ops Honorees

Recognition for MSOs

MSO of the Year MSO

MSO Lifetime Achievement MSO

Honoree Pat Esser

MSO Lifetime Achievement MSO

Honoree Kathy Zachem

MSO Digital Equity Award MSO

Honoree Comcast


Honoree Cable One

MSO 10G Pioneer MSO

Honoree Mediacom

MSO Community Builder MSO

Recognition for Independent Operators

Independent Operator of the Year Independent

Honoree TDS

Independent Lifetime Achievement Independent

Honoree Gary Shorman

Independent Marketing Executive of the Year Independent

Honoree Crystal Kemp

Independent Digital Equity Award Independent

Independent 10G Pioneer Independent

Honoree GCI

Independent Resilience Award Independent

Honoree ImOn

Independent Advocate Award Independent

Honoree Tongue River


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