The end of the year is the traditional time to look back, take stock, absorb lessons learned, and gird for the coming year. Looking over CT‘s last 12 issues, a number of things stand out: hot topics, interesting ideas, awards, and even a bit of humor. What follows are links to each month of the year (each includes online-only content as well as stories from the magazine) along with the standout piece for that month. Enjoy.

December

The Standout:
VOD Best Practices
By Keith R. Hayes, Charter Communications
The video on demand (VOD) environment is one of the most complex … FULL STORY >>

November

The Standout:
WiMAX
By Craig Kuhl
The WiMAX vision of delivering mobile wireless service to city-wide hot spots … FULL STORY >>

October

The Standout:
NEC 2008
By Steven C. Johnson, Johnson Telecom
Cable operators have two electrical codes to comply with: the National … FULL STORY >>

September

The Standout:
Service Assurance Metrics
By Robert F. Cruickshank III, ARRIS
In the DOCSIS project, we started something critical that the cable TV … FULL STORY >>

August

The Standout:
Chasing Verizon FiOS
By Victor Blake
Verizon’s FiOS high-speed data offerings are a threat to cable operators … FULL STORY >>

July

The Standout:
System of the Year: TWC Carolina
By Jonathan Tombes, Editor
This year’s search for excellence brought us head to head with the cable … FULL STORY >>

June

The Standout:
Women in Tech 2008: Cyndee Everman
By Craig Kuhl
The leap from teaching data processing to high school seniors to supporting … FULL STORY >>

May

The Standout:
Reality Check: Net Neutrality – or Squatters Rights?
By Louise Wasilewski
How did the debate about the return on investment in our networks get this … FULL STORY >>

April

The Standout:
Broadband: Silly Cable Tech Terms
By Ron Hranac
Rather than my usual discourse about things technical, this month’s column … FULL STORY >>

March

The Standout:
DQoS Routing
By Craig Lien
The building blocks of an HFC network are nodes; they can be added or split … FULL STORY >>

February

The Standout:
A Proposal for DOCSIS 4.0
By Alon Bernstein, Cisco Systems, and Steve Gorshe, PMC-Sierra
Passive optical networks (PONs) are rapidly evolving and will eventually … FULL STORY >>

January

The Standout:
A Delicate Balance: Alternatives for Multi-Wavelength Systems
By Dr. Tim Brophy, Fernando Villarruel and Dr. Kuang-Yi Wu, Scientific Atlanta
Node splits and node segmentation are among the tools available to cable … FULL STORY >>

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