About Us

Broadband Success Partners is a consultancy dedicated to addressing the technology and go-to-market needs of service providers and their suppliers. With decades of strategic and tactical sector experience, Jack Burton and David Strauss, the principals, bring deep knowledge and a valuable set of skills to each engagement.

Specializing in broadband access networks, Jack has a wide range of technical expertise across a diverse range of telecommunications technologies.  Jack held senior engineering positions at Altice, Cablevision, and Lightpath.  He has also worked at Viacom/MTV Networks, Tribune/United Cable and Warner Amex Cable.  Jack was Chairman of the CableLabs PacketCable Certification Board from 2011 to 2017.  He authored a quarterly column for Broadband Library magazine.  For details on Jack’s experience, click here.

David has a proven track record launching and growing B2B telecommunications and technology businesses.  David held senior marketing positions at Lightpath, IBM, Sprint and AT&T.  At Juniper Networks, he was the cable business development leader and managed part of the Comcast account.  David had a long-term consulting engagement at Comcast Business – having designed and executed the original go-to-market plan for their Metro Ethernet services. For details on David’s experience, click here.

Broadband Success Partners also has two associates, Joe Caruso, and Lenny Higgins, who are cable finance and cable operations, experts. Joe Caruso brings over 25 years of cable industry finance experience to Broadband Success Partners and its clients. Most recently, Joe was the SVP of Finance at Lightpath (Cablevision.) He played a key role in helping Lightpath grow its revenue from $3 million to $365 million. Joe also performed acquisition analysis, established SOX controls and internal processes, created plans to enter new markets and negotiated various carrier settlements. Lenny Higgins has over 30 years of experience in the telecommunications, cable TV, and data center sectors. At Bresnan Communications, Lenny launched, built and led the broadband, telephone and business services groups – growing the business to over $150 million in annual revenue and eventual sale to Cablevision. Lenny was also the COO of LICT Corporation, a $100 million holding company that managed 10 rural telephone companies. Most recently, he was President & CEO of the Nexus Group, a data center, and managed services provider.

Jack Burton, Joe Caruso and David Strauss shared their perspectives on the telecommunications industry with the clients of MoffettNathanson on April 4, 2019.