Pioneering the cable industry

jessica-olstad-square Jessica Olstad December 14, 2017

Finger award 360x203While I haven’t known Tony Finger very long, I’d call him pretty darn humble. He doesn’t seem to particularly enjoy the spotlight or being the center of attention. He’s a man who’s perfectly happy doing his job well and seeks no other recognition. But he got it anyway.

In October, Tony was named a Cable TV Pioneer. Legends and all of the “who’s who” in the cable industry came dressed to the nines in Denver (after a day at the Cable Tec Expo) to celebrate the people who have made a difference in their jobs and communities. Tony was in good company, although he said he felt a little out of his element. As CommScope’s vice president of sales for MSO service providers, he was honored for his decades with the company, his strong relationships and his commitment to his volunteering.

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But the best part? He was nominated for the award not by a co-worker, a community leader or even his boss. He was nominated for the award by a customer. Chris Bowick, the retired chief technology officer for Cox Communications, called Tony “a consummate professional.” He said Tony “always (put) customers first, listening to their needs and delivering on those needs as promised.”

It’s what we’re about at CommScope. Our customers always come first, and it seems Tony has known that since he started with the company right out of university. He saw something in CommScope that kept him here for this long. And Tony, we see something in you, too.

About the Author


Jessica Olstad

Jessica Olstad is a corporate communications manager for CommScope, and oversees media relations for the data centers and telecommunications industries. Her primary focus areas will be media relations, analyst relations and social media content. Jessica brings to CommScope more than 15 years of public relations and journalism experience. She worked at two other public relations agencies in Minnesota and Wisconsin supporting clients with strategic planning, crisis communications, media training, spokesperson, message development and social media campaigns. She also worked as a television news reporter and anchor at stations in Illinois, New York, Wisconsin and Minnesota. She is a graduate of Indiana University with a degree in mass communications.