HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Broadband Cable Association of Pennsylvania’s (BCAP) Board of Directors has named 24-year industry veteran Todd L. Eachus as its new President, effective June 28. Eachus becomes only the fourth President in the Association’s 64-year history, succeeding Daniel Tunnell who retired June 4 after leading the Harrisburg-based trade society since 2001.
For more than two decades, Eachus has represented the cable industry before local, state and federal policymakers, advocating for its ongoing expansion of digital products as it evolved into the nation’s leading provider of broadband services. While serving as Director of Government Affairs for several cable operators, Eachus led legislative operations while securing and maintaining franchise agreements and community impact programs.
“It truly is an honor to have an opportunity to lead BCAP, especially during this time,” said Eachus. “Broadband is an economic driver, delivering entertainment, information, education, work and health care to millions of Pennsylvanians. BCAP member companies’ investments and innovation have created these opportunities, and we look forward to working with policymakers at all levels of government to ensure that continues.”
to have Todd take the reins and lead our organization through one of the most challenging periods in our long history,”
said BCAP Chairman
Fran Bradley, Atlantic
Broadband. “His decades of
experience, and relationships in the legislative arena and with our key audiences, will very much benefit our
member companies that provide broadband services to nearly 3 million
Pennsylvania residents and businesses.”
Prior to joining the cable industry, Eachus served as a press secretary and senior legislative aide in the U.S. House of Representatives. While in this role, he managed a variety of legislative issues including telecommunications, defense, foreign affairs and judicial affairs. A ten-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, Eachus accumulated more than 2,000 flight hours while flying in
S-3 Viking jet aircrafts, including 450 carrier landings. His military service included time in the Persian Gulf aboard the USS America during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm.
A resident of Delaware County, Eachus has served eight years as a board director – and two as board president – of Marple Newton School District. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Municipal League and Spanish American Civic Association, and the Advocacy Committee of the Lancaster (PA) Chamber. Eachus previously served as the Chairman of the Cable Television Association of Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia. During his career, he has authored several articles examining news media and foreign policy, and has served as an adjunct professor of Political Communications at George Washington University, his alma mater.
Eachus and his wife Karen reside in Newtown Square.
The Broadband Cable Association of Pennsylvania (BCAP), a member-driven organization based in Harrisburg, actively promotes broadband cable and telecommunications industry issues in Pennsylvania. BCAP – the nation’s first state cable association – represents cable operators, programmers and equipment suppliers that collectively provide service to nearly 3 million Pennsylvania households and businesses.