Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and CEO of Comcast Corporation, talks with John Battelle about TV, internet, and the future of communication.
They explore the new possibilities that are opening up as internet connections grow ever faster, as well as other hot topics like online video and net neutrality.
John Battelle is an entrepreneur, journalist, professor, and author. Currently founder and chairman of Federated Media Publishing, he is also a founder and executive producer of conferences in the media, technology, communications, and entertainment industries as well as "band manager" with BoingBoing.net.
Previously, Battelle was founder, chairman, and CEO of Standard Media International (SMI), publisher of The Industry Standard and TheStandard.com. Prior to founding The Standard, Battelle was a co-founding editor of Wired magazine and Wired Ventures.
He is the author of The Search: How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture (Portfolio, 2005).
Brian L. Roberts
Brian L. Roberts is Chairman and CEO of Comcast Corporation. Under his leadership, Comcast has grown into a global Fortune 50 company uniquely positioned at the intersection of media and technology with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal.
Comcast CEO Brian Roberts responds to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski's push to formalize net neutrality guidelines. "Tell me exactly what it means and what problem we're solving that requires an act of government," he says. "The idea that we're not going to have an open Internet is just not realistic."
Comcast CEO Brian Roberts discusses how his company has adopted social networking sites like Twitter to help improve customer service. "Use of social networking and use of transparency...has been fantastic for us," he says.