About: Bio


Bryan J. RaderBryan J. Rader formed his new firm, Bandwidth Consulting LLC in 2007 to provide industry-wide participants in the multi-family technology industry with guidance and assistance on strategic business planning and operational challenges and issues.

In 1996, he founded a start-up private cable company called MediaWorks in Atlanta, which he grew to be the largest operator in the southeastern U.S., and one of the rop PCOs for a decade. Clients included many well-known national and local property owners. In 2006, he sold his Atlanta, GA-based independent cable TV business, MediaWorks, the largest PCO in the southeastern United States, to DirecPath, a newly formed company with Hicks Holdings and DirecTV as its primary partners. His firm had roughly 40,000 MDU units and served such markets in the southeast as Atlanta, GA, Birmingham, AL, West Palm Beach/Miami, FL, and Raleigh, NC. He was the CEO and Founder of Apartment MediaWorks LLC, and lead the firm from its inception to sale in 2006.

Prior to MediaWorks, Mr. Rader worked for two different real estate organizations, including AIMCO, a national publicly-traded real estate investment trust (1994-1996) and HOMECORP, a southeast regional property owner (1991-1994). At both companies, he was responsible for all ancillary income, technology support, and service/marketing programs on their MDU properties on a national scale.

His career began in marketing research/consulting for national consumer brands and Fortune 500 companies such as AT&T, Arby's, Nestle, and Monsanto.

He writes a monthly column for Broadband Properties called "From The Operators' Point of View" and is currently the President of the Independent Multi-Family Communications Council, the leading trade organization for the industry, based in Washington D.C. He is also a frequent speaker to the multi-family technology industry and speaks at numerous events including NMHC Technology Forum, Sky Forum, National Apartment Association, Broadband Summit, ISPCon, OFC/NFOEC, and Fiber-to-the-Home Council.

He earned his degree at the University of Missouri – Columbia in 1988.

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Bryan Rader resides in Chesterfield, Missouri today with his wife of over 20 years, Laura, and two children – Jessica and Austin. Both children were born in Atlanta, where his family lived for over 15 years, and recently moved to the Midwest upon the sale of his cable TV company.

He is very active in a number of charity events including the support of autism awareness and autism research. He lead his prior firm in the development of an annual fundraiser for children with special needs, with proceeds going to the Autism Research Foundation, Cure Autism Now!, Autism Speaks and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. These endeavors will continue to be very important to him and his family and will be a key part of Bandwidth Consulting's charity work. For more information on autism research and developments visit our resources page.

Some of Mr. Rader's "favorites" are listed below:

  • Favorite Team: St. Louis Cardinals
  • Favorite Player: Albert Pujols (El Hombre)
  • Favorite Food: salmon sushi
  • Favorite Band: REM, Styx, John Mellencamp and anything from the 80s!
  • Favorite Magazine: MultiChannel News, Broadband Properties (okay and People Magazine)
  • Favorite Cable Channels: ESPN, CNBC
  • Best Moment in Business: winning the “Cable Company of the Year” award and sharinf it with the entire team
  • Lasting Impressions: presenting a large donation to autism foundation after our first fundraiser
  • Best Books: Jack Welch's "Winning" and Lance Armstrong's "It's Not About The Bike"
  • Heroes: My kids. My daughter for overcoming so much. My son for being her biggest cheerleader.
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Awards and Distinctions

Bryan J. Rader has earned numerous awards and distinctions in the multi-family technology over the past fifteen years.

  • Selected as one of the "25 Most Influential People in Real Estate & Technology" in 2002.
  • Earned national "Cable Company of the Year" award in 1999, 2002, and 2003 for his company MediaWorks.
  • Selected as a Top 40 member in the Real Estate Telecom industry in 2006.
  • Awarded the Cornerstone Award for "Industry Excellence" in 2003.
  • Writes a monthly columnist for Broadband Properties magazine called "From the Operator's Perspective."
  • May 2002 - 25 Most Influential People in Real Estate & Technology


Bandwidth Consulting's CEO will present at the following conferences in 2011:

Broadband Properties
April 26-28, 2011
Dallas, TX

Fiber-to-the-Home Council
September 25-27, 2011
Orlando, FL

Telco TV Conference
October 25 - 27, 2011
New Orleans, Louisiana
"Specialty Markets Are A Great Opportunity"

"Nulink Digital hired Bryan, and Bandwidth Consulting, to assist us in improving the performance of our MDU business in our market..." more

John Brooks, Founder and former CEO,
Nulink Digital

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