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Disney CEO Robert Iger, one of the keynote speakers Monday at the TelecomNext trade show in Las Vegas, said that customers are king when it comes to buying telecommunications and broadband services. But Iger warned of issues that could slow innovation, including government overregulation and inadequate digital rights management.
Verizon Communications CEO Ivan Seidenberg said Monday that consumers are already clamoring for the company's high-speed Fios service, which is based on a fiber-to-the-home network. Consumers have been adopting the service--where it's available--faster than any other new service Verizon has introduced, Seidenberg said.
Glenn Britt, CEO of Time Warner Cable, warned Monday against government overregulation of the cable industry. He also said that phone companies and cable operators should be treated equally when it comes to regulatory policy.