Letters Fiber for Everyone CT’s Pipeline asked readers how deep fiber needs to go. Here’s one response (we’ll forward to Santa Claus, or Jim Farmer): I’d like fiber to my house. I’d like a switched optical Ethernet at 1 Gbps. I’d take the handoff at the fiber and get my own Ethernet switch with a fiber input. I’d use it to run SCTE-List, to send and receive email, surf the Web, chat over instant messenger, and receive voice and video over IP. I’d like several static IP addresses. I’d like to have the provider host my DNS names (like scte-list.org). I’d like transit to the Internet. And I’d like support for IP multicast. David Devereaux-Weber, P.E. SCTE-List operator People Stemper to Comcast Comcast appointed William Stemper president of Comcast Business Services and SVP of Comcast Cable. In this newly created position, Stemper will oversee Comcast’s business services strategy. Stemper most recently served as VP of Cox Business Services. OpenTV Ups McLaren OpenTV promoted David McLaren to SVP for advanced digital TV engineering. Formerly VP of product development, he will be responsible for designing, developing and supporting the company’s core set-top box software and associated products. Jones/NCTI Nabs Thomas Jones/NCTI recently hired Joe Thomas as a curriculum developer. Thomas, a 26-year industry vet, will be responsible for editing, updating and creating effective and relevant course content for the broadband industry Vyyo Hires Kim Vyyo announced that cable business services executive Ho Kim has joined as director of sales, Western Territory. Kim joins Vyyo after two years with Charter Communications. Howard to Imagine Imagine Communications has appointed Jamie Howard to the position of president and CEO. He was most recently COO of BigBand Networks and was one of the founding executives of @Home Network. Comcast Groups in Atlanta Comcast announced a management team for its Atlanta Region: McKnight Brown becomes GM for the new Perimeter North System; Kenny Faust becomes GM for the new Perimeter South System; Greg Capranica serves as VP/GM of the North System; and Trevor Yant, as VP/GM of the Metro System. CORRECTION: Cable Games Winners (L-R): Comcast’s Tim Bohanan (third place); Cox’s Frank Gonzalez (first place); and Comcast’s Ken Verducci (second place)

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