Virginias telecommunications, an entity that was formed in 2002 by the merger of AT&T and Time Warner Cable, announced it will be the largest cable operator in the U.S. with over 50 million subscribers.
But it isn’t the only one that has been trying to figure out how to compete with the likes of Comcast, Charter, Cox, Verizon and others.
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Virginias CEO Bob Biesecker said that the company wants to be the “most innovative company in America,” even if its products are a little less advanced than those of its competitors.
“I think that we’re the only company that’s trying to make something that’s going to really do something,” Biesegel said.
“We have the potential to be a disruptive player.”
While Virginias focus on cutting-edge technology has been a big selling point, the company has been somewhat slow to integrate its own mobile data services.
The carrier has announced it is working on a plan to offer a nationwide 4G LTE network by 2020, but the plan has been delayed for a variety of reasons, including regulatory uncertainty.
Biesekers comments about the mobile market aren’t exactly a ringing endorsement.
“The problem is that it’s just not there,” he said.
While he has been adamant that Virginias 4G plans are coming soon, he hasn’t made any specific announcements.
“Our goal is to be at the forefront of 4G for a long time,” Bieegel told the WSJ.