Crawl, Walk, Run to Network Transformation – DOCSIS 3.1

By David Ririe and Chris Topazi – Having recently completed our initial deployments of DOCSIS 3.1 OFDM on our CCAP platform here at Cox, our team took a few moments to take a deep breath and reflect on what has occurred over the past two years. We thought that sharing our reflections on the successes we have had, the challenges we have faced and overcome, and our view of what the future may hold, would be of interest to those planning to journey down a similar path.

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Exploring SCTE ISBE’s VirtuLearn Ax4

By Reni Gorman – With this feedback in mind we took a critical look at our learning programs. They really were very rich and thorough — should we cut away at the depth that explains the hows and whys? If we do keep the depth we have to make it easier to learn from by making it engaging and interactive, and we have to make sure we also teach how to apply what they’ve learned on the job, and keep from forgetting important technical details that often cause problems downstream.

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The Discovery of ‘Dzubanium’

By Mark Duzban – As for Dzubanium, it was “discovered” when my father was working on backpack communications for the space program. While experimenting with a new sheet metal alloy as a lightweight, conductive platform, he found that gravitational properties would change based on the “Hall Effect” testing they conducted for electrical conductivity and magnetic properties.

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