BROADBAND LEARNING. Discovery Education has partnered with the Siemens Foundation and the Oak Ridge Associated Universities to create a STEM academy that provides teachers with the latest online resources to support professional development in STEM education.
A TOUCH OF LEADERSHIP: At the PowerBrokers Breakfast of the WICT Washington, DC/Baltimore Chapter in Washington, DC on October 29, Touchstones of Leadership Award Honorees, were (top row, L-R) Discovery Comm's Catherine Frymark, Scripps Nets' Suzanne Underwald, Comcast's Samantha Callahan, TWC's Becky Bobzien-Simms, (bottom row, L-R) Travel Channel's Meghan Rodgers, the FCC's Michelle Carey & NBCU's Meredith Attwell Baker.
November 9, 2012
Inside The Beltway 11/09/12
Paperwork filed at the Federal Communications Commission by Charter asks for a two-year waiver of the agency’s set-top integration ban; there is a precedent, with the FCC granting a similar request from Cablevision. The MSO says it needs to be able to lease to subs integrated set-tops that also support downloadable security as it completes its transition to an all-digital network that relies on downloadable security. Charter plans to deploy STBs containing a chip that would eventually be used for non-integrated downloadable security and would be used for traditional integrated security during a two-year transitional period. The background: Charter already has deployed nearly 3 million CableCARD STBs. Comments to Docket 12-328 are due Nov 30; replies are due Dec 10.