SCTE'S BROADBAND KNOWLEDGE SUMMIT TO BE HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH CABLE 2002 IN NEW ORLEANS


EXTON, PA., JAN. 30, 2002
- The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) will hold its Broadband Knowledge Summit from May 7-9 in conjunction with the 51st Annual Convention & International Exposition of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), Cable 2002, taking place May 5-8 in New Orleans, La.

"Adding SCTE's Broadband Knowledge Summit to Cable 2002 reinforces our belief that the National Show truly has something to offer for every cable professional," said Robert Sachs, NCTA President & CEO. Sachs noted that the SCTE Broadband Knowledge Summit is the second industry conference to co-locate with the National Show, joining the Broadband Opportunity Conference sponsored by the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM).

"Having the opportunity to tour the Cable 2002 exhibit floor is great added value for our Broadband Knowledge Summit attendees," said John D. Clark, Jr., SCTE President/CEO. "We think that co-locating the Broadband Knowledge Summit with the National Show presents unique opportunities for technical professionals to interact with colleagues of all disciplines within the industry."

The Broadband Knowledge Summit focuses on how to leverage training in the broadband industry. Attendees include technical managers, trainers and customer care, human resources and safety professionals.

Attendees of both the National Show and the Broadband Knowledge Summit will receive free admission to a special presentation by motivational speaker Michael D. Morgan, on Tuesday, May 7, at 2 p.m. at the Morial Convention Center. In addition, Summit attendees will receive free passes to the Cable 2002 exhibit floor, which is the largest in the cable telecommunications industry.

The complete schedule of events for SCTE's Broadband Knowledge Summit will be available online starting Feb. 15 at www.scte.org. For more information, contact Debbie Manoff at 610-524-1725, ext. 237.

Additional, up-to-the-minute Cable 2002 information, including convention schedule and registration materials, is available via the official web site (www.cable2002.com); from the Cable 2002 Fax on Demand Hotline (732-544-2514); or from NCTA's Department of Industry Affairs (202-775-3669).

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The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers is a non-profit professional organization committed to advancing the careers of telecommunications professionals and serving their industry through excellence in technological training, certification and standards. SCTE currently has over 15,000 members from the U.S. and 70 countries worldwide and offers a variety of programs and services for the industry's educational benefit. SCTE has 70 chapters and meetings groups and has technically certified over 3,000 employees of the cable telecommunications industry. Visit www.scte.org.

NCTA is the principal trade association of the cable television industry in the United States. NCTA represents cable operators serving more than 90 percent of the nation's cable television households and more than 200 cable program networks, as well as equipment suppliers and providers of other services to the cable industry.