As the Charter/Time Warner Cable deal moves toward likely FCC approval--with conditions—of their merger, Time Warner Cable was getting approving nods from the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) in D.C.
NGLCC announced this week that TWC was a new corporate partner. NGLCC said TWC would be participating in its Procurement Council and Corporate Advisory Council, which will be an opportunity for TWC to "elevate its supplier diversity programs."
“Time Warner Cable is excited to partner with NGLCC and we look forward to new opportunities as we expand our supplier diversity program with LGBT-owned businesses,” said David Wiehagen, TWC VP and chief procurement officer, in a statement. “As a long-time supporter of diversity and inclusion, we believe that working with diverse suppliers is reflective of our employee and customer population and truly benefits the business.”
NGLCC President Justin Nelson had plenty of nice things to say about the company. "Time Warner Cable is a leader within the telecommunications industry that stands at the forefront of diversity and inclusion initiatives," he said in announcing TWC's addition. "We are thrilled to welcome Time Warner Cable as a corporate partner as we know their commitment to supply chain diversity is unwavering."
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Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.