There’s no shortage of enthusiasm this week at the Georgia World Congress Center as cable engineers and techies gathered at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo plot out cable’s future. The question, however, is whether the industry can shake perceptions that it somehow doesn’t share the same cutting edge with companies like Apple and Google. NCTA pres/CEO Michael Powell, Cox chief Pat Esser and other industry big wigs offer comments and suggestions.

More top stories in today’s CableFAX Daily:

 
NCTA pres/CEO Michael Powell said it’s not too late for cable operators to push usage-based billing to the masses. Read on for his reasoning plus more tidbits from the conference.
 
NIST released a draft cybersecurity framework Tues, which sets voluntary standards and guidelines for companies. More on the guidelines here.
 
Charlie Ergen and his regulatory gang recently met with the FCC, urging the agency to quickly grant DISH’s waiver petition and time extension request.

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