As expected, the FCC‘s Dec 12 Open Commission Meeting will hear a status update from its Technology Transitions Policy Task Force as the group prepares near-term recommendations related to transition to all-IP networks.
SCTE: The SCTE Foundation created the Catherine Oakes Memorial Leadership Scholarship in the memory of the SCTE svp, ops, the foundation announced at the CableFAX Most Powerful Women in Cable breakfast in NYC Thurs where Oakes was honored as one of cable’s Top Women in Technology. The scholarship, to be funded entirely by donations, will recognize and reward women who are or plan to become cable engineering or operations professionals, and may be used toward registration in industry development or exec education programs. Cablevision is one of the founding donors. Oakes was a "strong believer in professional development" and was always willing to help others along in their careers, Yvette Kanouff, evp, corporate engineering and technology for Cablevision, said at the CableFAX event. "We spent the weekend thinking about how to honor her, and this scholarship is how we’re doing it," she said.