Every week we strive to pull together a package information and analysis relevant to members of the SCTE , our association partner. As a sendoff to 2005, here are a dozen issues of CT’s Pipeline that can help put the passing 12 months in context. Many thanks to our sponsors throughout the year. Happy holidays and see you all next year. January 11 Comcast decides to spend $100 million on a national fiber backbone. Pipeline Profile: Randy Horn, Adelphia regional director of data engineering, and the Young Engineer of the Year award winner. February 22 CableLabs consolidates older version of PacketCable and solves the fax problem. Pipeline Profile: Communications Technology’s former editor-in-chief and now a MasTec director of business relations VP Rex Porter March 22 Downloadable security figures in the next-gen conditional access, as this deal between Comcast and Motorola indicates. Pipeline Profile: David Large, independent consultant and leading industry engineer. April 13 Time Warner Cable pushes video technology and a discussion of fixed mobile convergence. Pipeline Profile: Brady Volpe (then of Filtronic Sigtek , now of Sunrise Telecom ). May 10 A preview of the CTAM Commercial Services Forum and a followup from the SCTE’s VoIP Symposium in Denver . Pipeline Profile: Cox Communications Network Assurance Supervisor and SCTE Chapter Member of the Year Steven Johnson. June 7 CableLabs’ media briefing includes discussion of DOCSIS 3.0. Pipeline Profile: Charter Communications VP Engineering and SCTE Region 6 Director Dan Murphy. July 26 A look at how PerfTech is helping to tackle Internet zombies and cyber spam. Pipeline Profile: Mark Clancy, Broadband Careers.com. August 9 A look at that eternal question: How to transition from RF to IP. Pipeline Profile: OpVista CTO and Founder Winston Way . September 13 European Cable on the rise: A look at the Netherlands . Pipeline Profile: CTO of Ciena ‘s Metro Transport and Switching Martin Nuss. October 11 Home networking lifts off again; a conference report. Pipeline Profile: Regional VP ARRIS/Telewire , SCTE Region 12 Director and SCTE 2005 Member of the Year Bob Foote. November 8 Round two of the Sprint Nextel /cable joint venture. Pipeline Profile: Cisco Systems Broadband Network Engineer John Downey. November 22 Cisco to buy Scientific-Atlanta . Pipeline Profile: Cox Communications VP of Engineering, New Orleans , Michael Latino.

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Broadband internet provider Blue Ridge Communications is updating its networks to convert to complete FTTH service in rural Pennsylvania. The build started in Westfield, PA

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