Lawrence, KS-based Sunflower Broadband is the 2010 recipient of Communications Technology magazine’s "System of the Year" award, which will be presented October 20 during the SCTE Awards Luncheon, part of the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

Criteria for the "System of the Year" award are set by the Communications Technology editorial team, which evaluates every aspect of how a system adapts to and implements ever-changing technology while continuing to provide excellent customer care and service.

"Independent operator Sunflower Broadband has been on the cutting edge of every new technology and service: advanced video-on-demand advertising, deployment of DOCSIS 3.0, RFoG and fiber-to-the-home buildouts in rural areas, and enhanced Wi-Fi, to name just a few," said Debra Baker, editor of Communications Technology magazine, an Access Intelligence LLC publication. "Its nimbleness, coupled with a willingness to tackle new offerings in what has been a challenged economic environment, makes it a worthy example of the best of the best in the cable industry."

"This is a wonderful recognition to earn at this time in our history," said Rod Kutemeier, general manager at Sunflower Broadband. "Sunflower’s reputation as a technology leader is truly the result of a strong team spirit combined with daily dedication to customer satisfaction." He continued, "Our customers have come to expect Sunflower to offer them new products and solutions that just aren’t available from other area providers. We now look forward to the future and joining the Knology team, which has a strong track record of taking care of their customers."

In addition to presenting the award in New Orleans, Communications Technology will profile Sunflower Broadband in the November 2010 issue of the magazine. For more information regarding Communications Technology‘s "System of the Year" award, contact Debra Baker, editor, at 301/354-1795 or

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