Cable’s standard group SCTE expanded the Engineering Committee (part of the SCTE Standards Program) to 15 members, including the chairs of each of the 5 standards: Data; Digital Video; Interface Practices; Network Operations; and Energy Management, which develops standards that are aligned with the SCTE Energy 2020 program. The group also announced the reaccreditation under new SCTE Standards operating procedures by the American National Standards Institute. Independent third-party accreditation by ANSI demonstrates that the SCTE Standards Program meets the stringent quality requirements for standards development organizations. A key component of the reaccreditation is inclusion of a ballot cycle that has been halved to 2 weeks from 4 to accommodate the pace of cable telecom technology development.

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NCTA chief Michael Powell selected association vet Nilda Gumbs as his chief of staff. Also, Mark Kulish will become chief administrative & financial officer. His new title represents a broader range of

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