After two years with limited events due to COVID, the Iowa Heartland Chapter is looking forward to resuming a normal schedule of trainings and events in 2022!
Do you have any ideas for technical trainings you'd like to see us conduct? If you do, we'd love your feedback! CLICK HERE to send us an email with your ideas. We appreciate it!
43 people epresenting 16 different companies participated in the Iowa Heartland Chapter's "Evolution of the Pathway" training held on December 6, 2021 in Carroll.
The Chapter would like to thank Tim Locker with CBM for leading the discussion of use cases for various types of conduit systems, including multi-path conduit.
We would also like to extend a huge thank you to Western Iowa Networks, who hosted the training at their beautiful new facility in Carroll. And thank you to all that attended in person or online!
July 27, 2021
AM and PM sessions
We hope you can join us for our upcoming virtual training session on WiFi 6! Presented by Comtrend, this session will provide a great overview of the next generation of wireless networking that promises faster speeds and lower latency to devices in the home or business.
We will be sending out details about how to participate soon!
Officers for the Iowa Heartland Chapter Board of Directors for the 2021 calendar year will be the same as 2020.
As COVID-19 continues to affect everyone's schedules, the Iowa Heartland Chapter is offering one final virtual training for 2020.
WiFI Basics will be presented by Tony Holmes with VeEx and will provide a comprehensive overview of this vital technology and the issues that occur.
As we head into 2021, it is likely that the Iowa chapter and others around the county will continue to utilize virtual platforms for additional training, so keep checking back for more details.
Details on our entire training schedule can be found here on our website at the "Events & Trainings" page.
The return of familiar faces and some new ones are part of the 2021 Iowa Heartland SCTE Board of Directors.
There were six Board terms open for 2021. After a call for nominations this fall, a total of 6 persons were nominated. Since the number of nominations was the same as the number of openings, an official election was not needed. The current Board approved the new positions at their meeting on November 24, 2020.
Returning for another two-year term on the Board are Josh Robinson with USA Communications, the Chapter treasurer; Eric Lage with Reinbeck Telecommunications Utility, the Chapter secretary; and both Dishon Clark and David Riley with Mediacom.
The new members of the Board for 2021 will be Brenda Stottler with Technetix and Kirk Hauskins with ImOn Communications. Both Stotler and Hauskins have served as associate board members in 2020.
Thank you to our new Board members for their leadership and support for the Iowa Heartland Chapter!
The Iowa Heartland Chapter of the SCTE is seeking candidates to serve on the Chapter Board of Directors beginning January 1, 2021.
There are SIX (6) openings on the Board, each for a two-year term ending 12/31/22.
This is a great opportunity to participate in the leadership of the Iowa Heartland Chapter and network with other telecommunications professionals!
Nominations will be accepted until November 6, 2020 at 5pm. If more nominations are received than there are openings (6), an election will be held. If the election is held, an electronic ballot will be emailed to SCTE members and voting will remain open until 5pm on November 30, 2020.
If you, or someone you know, would be interested in serving, please email Curtis Dean, Chapter secretary, ASAP so your/their name can be placed on the ballot.
The Iowa Heartland Chapter has scheduled another informational training for members on September 30, 2020.
This online OTDR Training will be led by Jeff Harmon with Viavi Solutions and is a great way to brush up on your skills using an OTDR as part of your role as a technician.
COVID-19 continues to severely limit in-person training sessions. Fortunately, SCTE chapters from across the nation are stepping up to the plate to provide continuing professional development opportunities in a virtual session!
Below is a list of virtual trainings being offered by other chapters. These trainings are all FREE, and the Iowa Heartland Chapter receives credit for our members who participate. Hopefully you can take time to check these trainings out and keep making yourself more excellent!
North Florida Chapter Grounding & Bonding Webinar
Inland Empire Chapter LTE Impacts on CATV Networks
Buckeye State Chapter Return Path Troubleshooting
Chattahoochee Chapter RPHY Webinar
Inland Empire Chapter LTE Impacts on CATV Networks
Dakota Territory Chapter Virtual Vendor Day
Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter Vendor Day and Cable-Tec Games
Piedmont Chapter Node Optimization Webinar
Razorback Chapter Training
San Diego Chapter Executive Roundtable
Buckeye State Chapter Work Smarter, Not Harder Webinar
Cactus Chapter Ethernet and DOCSIS Speedtesting Webinar
Heart of America Chapter Fiber Installation Webinar
Michiana Chapter Business Services Testing Webinar
NYC Chapter Network Sweep & Balance
Rocky Mountain Chapter 25th Annual Symposium
Central Indiana Chapter Golf Outing 2020
Crystal Coast Chapter Back To Basics At the Cable Plants
Green Mountain Chapter WiFi Troubleshooting
Rocky Mountain Chapter Optical Testing: OTDR Webinar Only
Hill Country Chapter Golf, Vendor Day And Cable-Tec Games
The Iowa Heartland Board of Directors has appointed Eric Lage of Reinbeck Telecommunications Utility as the new Chapter Secretary.
Lage replaces Julie Bent (Mediacom) who stepped down from the secretary position and Board this summer.
Lage is the General Manager of Reinbeck Telecommunications Utility, a position he has held since 2015.
Thank you to Eric for stepping up to fill this vital role on the Chapter Board!
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