The Iowa Heartland Chapter had a display at the 2022 IAMU Spring Forum on April 7th in Johnston, Iowa. The tabletop exhibit had information on Chapter trainings, membership, and certification opportunities.
The Iowa Heartland Chapter of the SCTE participated in the Exhibit Hall at the Iowa Communications Alliance Annual Meeting and Expo. The Expo on March 29th and 30th featured educational sessions and a great exhibit hall.
The goals of the exhibit were to recruit new SCTE members and spread the word about the Chapter's planned 2022 trainings.
We want to keep growing the Iowa Heartland Chapter membership roles, and we'd love you to join us!
Many companies will pay for or reimburse employees for SCTE membership, so check with your supervisor.
When you sign up, make sure you indicate that you are affiliated with the Iowa Heartland Chapter!
The Iowa Heartland Chapter is once again excited to collaborate with the Great Lakes Chapter for a virtual training on April 21, 2022 beginning at 11:30am Central.
Internet Is Essential - Rural Broadband 2.0 is a follow-up to a session held in 2021 on the need for better broadband in rural areas.
Eric Frederickson, Connected Nation Michigan
Tune in to our first session to hear from Eric Frederickson of Connected Nation Michigan to hear about the need for access and adoption to broadband.
Ken Green, Comcast
Tune in to our second session to hear from Ken Green of Comcast to hear about how a telecommunications company delivers broadband to rural communities.
Tom Demuse, Commscope
Tune it to our third session to hear from Tom Demuse of Commscope to learn about the technology needed for rural communities and end of line challenges. Presented as an evolution of technology over time.
Panel Discussion/Q&A with Eric Frederickson, Ken Green, and Tom Demuse. Moderated by Curtis Dean with the Iowa Heartland Chapter
The Iowa Heartland Chapter training "The Evolution of IPTV" has been postponed to later in 2022. We continue to work on securing a trainer(s) for the session and will reschedule as soon as possible.
As always, keep checking our Events and Training page for the latest in scheduled events!
A majority of Mediacom internet customers will see download speed boosts in the coming weeks.
In a news released issued March 14th, the company announced the following changes to their download speeds, which will be delivered at the same price as before:
In addition, Mediacom will be doubling the download speeds for the Connect2Compete Plus (C2C+) tier from 50 Mbps to 100 Mbps. C2C+ offers qualifying customers a complete high-speed broadband experience for just $30 per month. The service is designed to work in conjunction with the FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) which provides a corresponding $30 monthly benefit ($75 in Tribal Areas) to help eligible households pay for broadband access.
The first Iowa Heartland SCTE training session of 2022 is in the books as we addressed several safety issues during four virtual sessions on February 24, 2022.
Over 70 people participated in the trainings, with presenter Don Heck with the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities (IAMU) providing insight and information on four topics.
The Chapter would like to thank Power and Tel, Open Country, Wirewerks for sponsoring the trainings!
If you're planning to attend the Iowa Communications Alliance Annual Meeting and Expo on March 28-30, we would love to have you stop by the Iowa Heartland Chapter's booth at the Expo!
The ICA Annual Meeting and Expo is held March 28-30 at the Stop by Booth 314 at Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center. The exibit hall is open on Tuesday the 29th from 1:00pm to 6:30pm and Wednesday the 30th from 9:15am to 11:00am. We hope to see you there!
The Iowa Chapter Board has established a great training schedule for 2022 and we'd love to have everyone mark their calendars!
Here's the lineup for now, with the possibility of other trainings and events be added as the year progresses:
Febraury 24, 2022 - Safety Trainings
April 6, 2022 - The Evolution of IPTV
July 13, 2022 - Customer Premise WiFi
November 9 & 10 - CBRS
Go to our Events and Training page for all the details. Registration is already posted for the Februrary 24th training and other will be posted as details are finalized.
Because of continuing guidance from national SCTE, the first three trainings will all be held online using Zoom. We are hoping to be able to return to in-person training for the CBRS training in November, and to be able to hold a Vendor Day as well. Stay tuned for more details!
Wi-Fi 6E products only started arriving in the US last year, but the tech world is always looking toward what's next. Wi-Fi 7 represents the next generation of the wireless network protocol, and today marks the first time someone has claimed to make the technology work.
Wi-Fi 7 isn't available yet, since the Wi-Fi Alliance is still creating the standard. Also known as the IEEE 802.11be standard, Wi-Fi 7 is expected to provide a max throughput of "at least 30GBps," according to the Wi-FI Alliance, which is quite a bump from Wi-Fi 6's 9.6GBps claim and an even bigger jump from WiFi 5's 3.5GBps. Keep in mind, however, that all three speeds are theoretical. Don't expect to hit these numbers while surfing the web at home.
CLICK HERE to read the whole story at Ars Technica
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