Technical Sessions to Feature Latest in Broadband Technology
Insight's Kim Kelly to Keynote Academic Seminar

Washington, DC -
Cable 2002, NCTA's 51st Annual Convention and International Exposition, will feature a strong program for cable and telecommunications engineers, as well as college educators, focusing the attention of conference participants on the benefits to the consumer of broadband services and technology.

NCTA today announced additional details for the show's technical sessions and Academic Seminar. The convention is scheduled for May 5 - 8, 2002, in New Orleans.

Technical Sessions Address Cutting Edge Technology

Cable 2002 will offer an eight-session technical program examining a full spectrum of the cutting-edge broadband technologies that will drive new and innovative services for cable customers.

Forty of the industry's top engineering professionals will be featured in the Cable 2002 program, covering topics such as Advanced Optical and IP Network Architecture; Traffic/Bandwidth Management; IP Streaming Protocols; Next Generation Security; and Residential Gateway and Infrastructure Technologies.

"This year's collection of Technical Papers will address technology issues that will have the most impact on all those involved in the broadband cable and telecommunications engineering community," said Dan Pike of Classic Cable, Chairman of the 2002 Selection Committee.

"We're impressed with the caliber of this year's Technical Papers. The overall program represents terrific opportunities for attendees to gain a comprehensive understanding of cable's cutting edge technology," said William Check, NCTA's Vice President for Science and Technology.

The 2002 NCTA Technical Papers, the 43rd volume of the conference session series - and one of the most valuable reference texts available for cable engineering professionals - will be showcased during the eight technical sessions, where authors of this year's 40 papers will present oral presentations based on their writings.

Convention attendees may purchase 2002 NCTA Technical Papers in book or CD-ROM format. The on-site convention price is $45.00 for NCTA members and $55.00 for non-members; after the show, the books and CD-ROMs will cost $50.00 for NCTA members and $60.00 for non-members. For more information, and to order the 2002 NCTA Technical Papers (or previous volumes in the series) call the NCTA Science and Technology Department at 202-775-3637.

11th Annual Academic Seminar Offers Unique View of Industry Challenges

NCTA and the National Cable Center and Museum also announced today that Kim Kelly, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Insight Communications, Inc., will keynote the 11th Annual Academic Seminar held in conjunction with Cable 2002. The 1 ½-day special program is presented by the Bob Magness Institute, a partnership between the Cable Center and the University of Denver, and it is designed for those in the academic community interested in cable and telecommunications across a variety of disciplines, and to present innovative reflections on issues facing an ever-changing industry.

Sessions offered at the Cable 2002 Academic Seminar will include:

  • An overview of how the industry is dealing with the challenges of bringing consumers new products and services, including a look at interactive television, video-on-demand, and high-speed data services.
  • An update on legislative and regulatory issues.
  • An insider's view of the cable industry's research agenda and the unique challenges facing researchers in this arena.
  • An examination of issues facing the cable programmers and content providers.
Detailed schedule information and registration information regarding the Academic Seminar is available on the Web, at

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