Building Blocks: Buckeye CableSystem's Communications Revolution, From Printer's Ink to Cable to Fiber

Building Blocks: Buckeye CableSystem's Communications Revolution, From Printer's Ink to Cable to Fiber

by Tom Dawson

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Building Blocks is the history of Buckeye CableSystem. Buckeye is part of a family empire started in 1900 by the son of an immigrant in upstate New York. This book is a fascinating tale of the family’s progression into the fourth generation and through the myriad of daily newspapers, radio and television stations, cablevision firms, a telephone company, a fiber-optic construction company, and other related communications and advertising firms which the family owns or has owned.

This book shows some of the trials and tribulations faced by family members as they employ a nimble strategy to compete with the industry behemoths. It also examines the unique factors that have spelled success for 50 years and looks at what the competitive future holds for smaller cable and Internet firms Buckeye’s size.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761866251
Publisher: Hamilton Books
Publication date: 07/23/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 201
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Tom Dawson spent some 23 years as a writer and editor on two Ohio daily newspapers, including seventeen with The Blade of Toledo, owned by Block Communications, Inc., which also owns Buckeye CableSystem. In 1986, he transferred to Buckeye. During his career there, he coordinated design and construction, new business development, community affairs, and government relations dealing with all regulatory and compliance issues for the cable company. In 1994, Dawson was named vice president/regulatory affairs of Buckeye TeleSystem, a sister company.

He retired in 2009 after 40 years with the Block organization, but went back in 2010 as a consultant dealing with the same issues as before he retired.

Table of Contents

Part I: The Early Years
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Part II: Building for the Future
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Part III: What to Provide the Viewers, and at What Cost?
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Part IV: The Future
Chapter 13

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