There’s an old scouting campfire song that goes like this: “Make new friends but keep the old. One is silver and the other gold.” Those words will start to ring true to

Communications Technology’s readers during the next several months as this publication begins to ramp up its editorial content to include stories addressing next-gen business, converging technologies, competition and industry tactics, and best practices while adding even more value to our traditional market focus.

The CT brand has been providing the cable industry with informative and actionable technical coverage for nearly 30 years. CT was serving its cable readers before triple and quadruple play, before VOD, and before the massive success of and hunger for high-speed data and bandwidth. We’ve covered them all and we will continue to do so, but we also want to be ahead of the evolutionary power curve when it comes to new products, services, industry players and technology.

As anyone in the communications industry knows, offering a good product mix (including the next big things) is key not only to survive but to thrive. The same goes for business publications, which also must refresh and retrench their news and views as never-ending developments change the competitive landscape. The new marketplace involves convergence, not complacence. The CT brand plans to give you with the best-possible industry coverage in the ways you want it delivered: on paper, as e-media on your PC or Mac, over the air and in a tweet, via Webinars and events, anywhere, anytime. Be on the lookout as we unveil new and engaging ways to keep you updated.

To help make this happen, Debra Baker has joined the CT staff as editor, bringing with her nearly 30 years of experience in communications journalism and a fresh perspective on what kind of savvy insight CT can and should be offering its readers. Email her at with your ideas and input.

At the same time, I want to congratulate and thank an old CT friend, Senior Technology Editor Ron Hranac, for his 25 years of continued contributions to CT and to the industry as a whole. His expertise and insight have made the cable-business stream just a little bit easier to ford.

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