"I actually don't dislike cable," he said, insisting he is an "avid" cable customer with three set-top boxes, including two digital video recorders. Still, a reporter in the press row expressed surprise that Martin made it to cable's big stage "without being pelted by rotten fruit."
Also, citing research from Comcast's "day-and-date" trials in Denver and Pittsburgh, Burke reiterated that offering VOD titles in the DVD window has not hurt the DVD business but has instead been "additive."
The argument is that some housing developers might hand out contracts only to companies that can do FTTP, believing they can get a premium on homes that are connected to a strand of glass. Although Motorola is the largest cable vendor to offer FTTP to MSOs, it's far from the first. Wave7 Optics Inc. , CommScope Inc. , and Alloptic Inc. have all launched similar pursuits.
— Jeff Baumgartner, Site Editor, Cable Digital News