The role of broadband as a major driving force for innovation in the cable industry was a major focus of the opening session at the National Cable and Telecommunications Association’s annual Cable Show on Monday. Michael Powell, president and CEO of NCTA, delivered the keynote speech at the session. He emphasized the role of broadband in facilitating developments that have allowed cable to be accessible at nearly any time and any place. However, he also noted the importance of continued research and innovation. “We are on an endless journey to deliver an exceptional experience to American consumers and businesses,” Powell said.