The Society of Satellite Professionals International: This year’s inductees into the group’s 2013 Hall of Fame include Romain Bausch, president/CEO at SES; Robert Zitter, executive vice president/CTO at HBO; Susan Irwin, president, Euroconsult US; Professor U. R. Rao, chairman of the Governing Council of the Physical Research Laboratory at Ahmedabad (India); and Dick Tauber, vice president/Transmission Systems & New Technology for the CNN News Group. The Hall of Fame ceremony will open the 2013 gala dinner March 19 at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C.
SCTE: Joel Babbit, an evangelist for environmentally responsible strategies and CEO/co-founder of the Mother Nature Network, will headline the upcoming SCTE SEMI (Smart Energy Management Initiative) Forum 2013, set for April 10 in Atlanta. According to SCTE, Mother Nature Network and its online network – which includes and – attract more than 8 million visits a month. Babbit will join Kevin Hart, executive vice president/CTO at Cox Communications, in a conversation on how Mother Nature Network is helping the business community address energy issues, and the two also will discuss case studies of energy-management strategies used by well-known U.S. companies. For more SEMI details and registration information, go to

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RDOF Broadband Projects Taking Shape, Questions Remain

Broadband providers winning support in Phase 1 of the RDOF auction have years to complete those projects, but work is already getting underway.

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