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SCTE Sierra Chapter - The News
Call for Nominations Print E-mail
Written by Eric Heitz   
Tuesday, 17 October 2017 11:08
Interested in becoming a board member for your local Sierra Chapter? We would love to have you join us!
The election process for the 2018 – 2019 (2 yr.) term of Board Members is approaching and the dates below represent the deadlines for the next steps
  • Call for Nominations – Now
  • Candidates and Nominees interested in running submit Brief Bio which will be posted on our Website and Ballot – Nov 17th 2017
  • Voting Window begins Dec 4th and ends Dec 8th, 2017
  • Election Results announced at Dec Board meeting
  • New Board members take office in January at Jan Board meeting
Names below will end their 2 year term in December and are up for re-election
Ken Welch
Ivan Dieu
Eric Heitz
Catalino DeDios
Stuart Kidd
Craig Freeman
The Board of Directors consists of 12 individuals. There are at least 6 openings available during the election process. You may send an email to Steve Bradley at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if  you would like to nominate yourself or an individual.
Remember, deadlines for submission are Nov 17th 2017.
SCTE Central CA Meet and Greet, Cable-Tec Games, Golf Tournament Print E-mail
Written by Eric Heitz   
Wednesday, 28 June 2017 09:53

Our Northern California sibling chapter SCTE Central California is hosting a Meet and Greet, Cable Tec-Games, and Golf Event August 29th 2017 thru August 30th 2017.  

Meet and Greet / Cable-Tec Games 


Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino

711 Lucky Lane

Coarsegold, CA 93614

When:  Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Cable-Tec Games Begin at 5pm

Acorn, Manzanita and Elderberry Conference Rooms

Reception 7pm to 11pm

Nativo's Event Center

Hotel Rooms:

We also have a special room rate of $109.00 Per Night at this facility.

To reserve a room:

1.  Call 866-794-6946

2.  Ask for Group ID 170919SCTE


Questions About the Golf Tournament and or Reception Contact,  

Brenda Tolles,   559-408-8519       This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Lisa Leaunvankham ,    925-453-9249     This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

This event  is open only to Sponsors, Members and Players of our Golf Tournament.

2017 Central California Chapter Golf Tournament


DragonFly Golf Club

43369 Avenue 12

Madera, CA 93636

(559) 432-3020


When: Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Time:  Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. - Tee off at 8:00 a.m. sharp!!

Shot-gun start.  Lunch & Awards after golf at the course

Cost: $175.00 per person, or $475.00 per foursome - Includes Green Fees, Cart, Lunch, Range Balls, and Great Prizes.

Deadline:  Registration forms and fees must be received by Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 December 2017 09:13
The Road Ahead with Remote PHY Print E-mail
Written by Eric Heitz   
Tuesday, 13 June 2017 13:11
"O.C. Communications has been sitting shotgun on the road to technological advancement for over 30 years. Our clients drive us, and we are along for the ride ready to take on whatever comes our way. We get a bird’s eye view on what is trending in the industry, and our sights are currently focused on Remote PHY and its role in the Gigabit Era.

The Gigabit Era calls for an upgrade to all-IP delivery of our services. Consumers now demand faster and better networks. According to CableLabs, Remote PHY will be able to address the problem of crowded headend space that we are currently dealing with by moving the DOCSIS PHY chip closer to the customer while leaving the rest of the hardware centralized. By placing the PHY chip deeper into the core of the network, customers will have the ability to access faster speeds with higher capacities.

What does this information mean to you? With the growing popularity of video on demand and HSD voice quality, you can bet that the expansion of distributed access architecture will play a crucial role in consumer’s growing demands. Our eyes are focused on the road ahead, and Remote PHY is on the horizon. "

- by Craig Freeman, SCTE Sierra Chapter Board Member
Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 December 2017 09:13
2017 SCTE Sierra Chapter Golf Event & Evening Reception Print E-mail
Written by Eric Heitz   
Thursday, 20 April 2017 13:57

June 20th (Reception) + June 21st (Golf Event) 2017

Evening Reception

June 20th 2017 (Tuesday)

The Sierra Chapter will be hosting an Open Reception at the Hilton Hotel Stockton on Tuesday June 20th evening (the night before golf) 6pm to 8pm at the Hilton Hotel – Appetizers and Drinks served.  This Social event is open to all, please join us!  

Hotel Info: Hilton Stockton

2323 Grand Canal Blvd, Stockton, California, United States 95207 Tel: 1-209-957-9090

There is a special rate for SCTE guests staying at the Hilton - $129

You must make your reservations by May 31st 2017 to receive this rate.

Reception Sponsored by:  


Golf Event

June 21st 2017 (Wednesday)

The Reserve at Spanos Park – Stockton, CA

Registration 7:00am SHARP Shotgun Start at 8am

Contact Stuart Kidd to register This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 916-338-7443 or 916-870-5527

Link to Golf Course:


Luncheon Sponsored by:  



$500 for Foursome - $165 for Single *Includes green fees, cart, lunch and prizes

Sponsorship signs $175

Registration Page - registration Deadline is May 31st 2017

[Download Form


Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 June 2017 09:53
Cupertino Fiber Deep Project Print E-mail
Written by Eric Heitz   
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 09:20
The Cupertino Fiber Deep project was one of Comcast’s first architectural and technological advancements designed to reduce Node density, increase bandwidth and provide a conduit for supporting advanced services. Cupertino key statistics include a system designed to support 22,510 homes passed and approximately 350 nodes. The Node density was reduced from 833 Homes Per Node to an average of 64 Homes Per Node.
As Comcast reviewed the metrics they have noticed a reduction in repair call volume of 37.6% and a 32.3% reduction in repair truck roll rates. Even more impressive are the results seen in reviewing customer metrics, where Cupertino Dissatisfaction scores and loyalty indicators bore great improvement.  
Comcast has begun a similar project in the Sacramento, Ca. footprint that is expected to be a multi-year project using the lessons learned in the Cupertino, Ca. conversion.  
Last Updated on Thursday, 20 April 2017 14:06

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