FCC books Time Warner Cable, Verizon, AT&T execs to testify at Superstorm Sandy hearing

Only one cable MSO exec to speak
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Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) Chief Security Officer Brian Allen is the only cable MSO executive scheduled to testify at a hearing the FCC will hold in New York on Tuesday that is focused on how communications networks handled the impact of Superstorm Sandy.

Officials from Verizon (NYSE: VZ) and AT&T (NYSE: T) will also testify at the field hearing, according to a witness list the FCC released on Friday. Allen, who is a corporate VP at Time Warner Cable, will testify on a panel that includes Verizon VP of State Government Affairs Jim Gerace, Hughes Network Systems VP Tony Bardo, Edison Electric Institute General Counsel Ed Comer and Upendra Chivukula, an assemblyman in the New Jersey State Legislature. The panel session is titled, "Assessing Network Resiliency--Lessons Learned from Sandy."

The FCC said AT&T President of Network Operations Bill Smith will testify during a 4 p.m. panel session titled, "Outside the Box--New Ideas to Improve Communications." Several broadcasters are also scheduled to testify at the hearing, including Clear Channel CEO John Hogan and WABC-TV President Dave Davis.

While Cablevision (Nasdaq: CVC) and Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) also experienced outages and network damage sparked by Sandy, no executives from those cable MSOs are scheduled to testify at the hearing.

For more:
- see the release

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