Rouzbeh Yassini is the founder and CEO of YAS Broadband Ventures of Andover, MA. A technology incubator and venture capital firm, it supports novel applications of broadband technology. He is also a senior executive consultant of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc., a research arm of the cable television industry. In 1991, he founded LANcity, introducing the first high-speed communications modem designed to integrate with cable television networks, spawning a new consumer electronics technology category known as the cable modem used today by more than 12 million U.S. households. In 1999, CED Magazine named him its Man of the Year, recognizing his contributions to the industry.