BendBroadband’s Amy Tykeson enters Cable Hall of Fame


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BendBroadband’s Amy Tykeson enters Cable Hall of Fame
Tykeson was inducted last month at the National Cable Show in Washington D.C.

July 2, 2013 — BendBroadband President and CEO Amy Tykeson received an extraordinary distinction June 10, when she was inducted in the Cable Center’s Cable Hall of Fame. The Cable Hall of Fame honors individuals who have advanced the industry through lasting contributions — entrepreneurs, thought leaders, innovators and rebels. Since the creation of the Hall of Fame in 1998, there have been less than 100 honorees.

From left: Jerry Kent, chairman and CEO of Suddenlink Communications and chairman of The Cable Center’s board of directors with Cable Hall of Fame honorees: Richard Parsons, senior advisor, Providence Equity; John M. Egan, chairman, Evolution Digital; Timothy P. Neher, Partner, Pilot House Associates; Amy Tykeson, president and CEO, BendBroadband; James P. Mooney, IV and Louise Rauscher Mooney, accepting on behalf of James P. Mooney III, principal & managing partner JLM Partners; and Josh Sapan, president and CEO, AMC Networks.

The induction ceremony was held in conjunction with the annual Cable Show, which was June 10-12 in Washington, D.C. This is the 16th year the cable industry has honored its own. A committee of industry peers and leaders selects Hall of Fame honorees based on their outstanding dedication to and impact on the cable industry.

Tykeson was inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame together with John M. Egan (chairman, Evolution Digital),
James P. Mooney (principal and managing partner, JLM Partners – posthumously), Timothy P. Neher (partner, Pilot House Associates), Richard Parsons (senior adviser, Providence Equity Partners) and Josh Sapan (president and CEO, AMC Networks).

As a Cable Hall of Fame honoree, Tykeson joins cable legends such as Ted Turner (founder of Turner Broadcasting System), Dan Aaron (co-founder and former president of Comcast), Bill Bresnan (former chairman and CEO of Bresnan Communications) and John Goddard (former president and CEO of Viacom Cable, now a board member at BendBroadband).

“I never dreamed I would receive this recognition and this honor,” Tykeson told the online magazine CableFax. “My entire adult life has been spent working in cable. I have made so many wonderful friends, been exposed to such talented and smart people. I’ve had the good fortune to be mentored by remarkable men and women. I am lucky to be part of this extraordinary business and grateful for all it has given back to me.”

The event was held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, however The Cable Hall of Fame is located within The Cable Center at the University of Denver. The show was emceed by NBC’s chief foreign affairs correspondent, Andrea Mitchell.

View a video documentary of Amy Tykeson’s career:

About BendBroadband
BendBroadband is a family-owned, local company serving Central Oregon since 1955. A leader in the cable and broadband sectors, the company offers an extensive range of broadband, fiber connectivity, cable television and telephone services for commercial and residential customers. Central Oregon facilities include more than 1500 miles of fiber and coax infrastructure and wireless facilities which cover all Central Oregon communities. Services include metropolitan optical Ethernet, T-1/PRI and hosted PBX services. High-speed Internet options provide speeds up to 100 Mbps, with 1 GigE offerings available. The company serves rural customers over a 4G LTE fixed-wireless network, one of a few such broadband networks in the nation. In 2011, the company opened the BendBroadband Vault, a Tier III, SSAE 16, LEED Gold-certified data center with hosted storage for primary site and disaster recovery needs, equipment colocation and managed services.

BendBroadband was among the first companies in the United States to convert to a 100% digital video signal and offers a spectrum of video services, including multi-room DVR and TV Everywhere service to tablets and mobile devices. BendBroadband focuses its corporate contributions and sponsorship efforts on youth, and by supporting an array of arts and entertainment in Central Oregon.  In the community, BendBroadband provides extensive local sports coverage, civic programming and local features created and produced by COTV, channel 11 and 611.
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