RBC DanielsPat Thompson and Wave Broadband‘s Steve Weed received the ’08 Eagle Award from ACA at its members’ meeting Mon in Orlando. The 2 were honored for their service, dedication and contributions to the organization and industry. Jim Gleason of New Wave and Harron Communications / Metrocast Cable got the "Lyn Simpson Grassroots Spirit Award" for excellence in ACA grassroots activity. The award was named for ACA founder Lyn Simpson of Sun Country Cable. Patrick Knorr of Sunflower Broadband received the ACA Chairman’s Award for leadership in ACA and service to ACA as chair from 2006-2008. Steve Friedman, COO of Wave Broadband, was elected chairman of ACA through 2010. Cable One received the ACA PAC Leadership award for its contributions to ACA PAC and its leadership within the independent cable sector. — Tues’ lunch speaker, comedian Greg Schwem, pondered how analog-only homes with only rabbit ears will figure out hooking up a digital-to-analog converter. "You might as well just send an Amish guy in to buy a power strip." — Comcast Media Center and Motorola upgraded equipment to support digital-to-analog devices for CMC’s HITS Quantum affils. Testing is underway. — Northland Cable announced that SinglePipe will serve as its managed voice service provider for residential and business phone customers in select markets.

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