One of our goals here at CableWORLD and CableFAX is to orchestrate seemingly accidental cable folk run-ins in the hinterlands of South America. Generally, we work behind the scenes and don’t reveal ourselves, but the following success story is too good not to share with our readers. Rich Ross (second from left), president, Disney Channel Worldwide, was on his year-end vacation in South America when, "coincidentally," high in the Patagonia Mountains, he bumped into fellow hiker Alan Clairmont (far left), who in his non-climbing life is VP, marketing, for Adelphia, based in Pittsburgh. Clairmont, however, had been keenly aware that Ross, whom he’d never met, would be in Patagonia over the holidays. On their flight south, Clairmont and his wife had read the item on Ross in the December 2005 CableFAX 100, in which Ross shares his holiday plans. It turned out that they were staying at the same hotel. As they continued on their Patagonian trek, the group—which included Adam Sanderson (third from left), SVP, brand marketing, Disney ABC Cable Networks Group—ran into Caleb Weinstein (far right), VP, business development, Comedy Central. Weinstein and Ross had once worked together at Nickelodeon.

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The FCC adopted a NPRM seeking comment on how to maximize efficient use of the 500MHz of mid-band spectrum available in the 12.2-12.7GHz band. The hope of the proceeding is to further a conversation as to

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