Michael Schwartz is principal of Michael M. Schwartz, LLC, a communications consultancy focused on the broadband marketplace. This firm provides communications related advice and guidance to entities seeking to enter the broadband industry or to improve their profile in the sector. Prior to creating this independent consulting company, Schwartz was founding communications executive for Cable Television Laboratories, Inc. – the cable industry’s R&D consortium – for 22 years, including more than 10 years as its senior vice president of communications. Previously he worked as a journalist for Warren Communications News in Washington, D.C.; The Northern Virginia Sun; and The Bloomsburg (PA) Morning Press.He holds a B.A. degree in journalism from The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.