In a speech to The Cable Show 2014 in Los Angeles, Kurth said a debate was needed to create pro-innovation and pro-consumer legislative frameworks.
“The timing is perfect for industry and regulators alike to seize the innovation and investment opportunities presented by our sector. Cable companies in Europe and the US have been the key drivers for higher speeds, quality standards and consumer driven solutions in recent years.
Kurth said that while the cable industry was fully behind an open internet there was a danger regulatory contraints would stifle the most innovative developments.
“We are in the thick of this debate in Europe, and I know that the US is tackling the same issues. We should learn from one another to reach a best practice model, and it is for industry to drive this process.”