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Barry Orton

Professor, Telecommunications
Consultant to telecommunications regulators
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Teaching Interests

  • Telecommunications Policy
  • Internet Utilization
  • Cable Television Regulation


Current Projects

  • Cable TV franchise renewal consultant to numerous municipalities
  • Monitoring cable overbuild efforts by telephone companies
  • The creation of "virtual communities" on the Net
  • Telecommunications policy consultant to local governments


  • B.S. in Business and Economics, Lehigh University
  • M.C.R.P. in City and Regional Planning, Rutgers
  • PhD in City and Regional Planning, Rutgers

Related Resources


The Cable Guy Orton profile from Madison Magazine

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Walter Cronkite and Barry Orton shaking hands
Barry Orton with Walter Cronkite at a
2002 WisEye ( Event