Many industry organization and companies share in the SCTE Foundation’s vision to improve the cable workforce and support its programs. The SCTE Foundation greatly appreciates their generosity and partnership efforts for advancing cable excellence.
Interested industry organizations or related corporations can contribute funding on any of the donation levels. If your organization is interested in donating you can learn more about the benefits and how to donate on this site or by contacting your national SCTE Foundation representative.
Thank you to the Corporate Donors
Platinum ($100,000 level)
Accenture helps organizations assess how to maximize their performance and works with them to achieve their vision. We develop and implement technology to improve our clients’ productivity and efficiency – and may run parts of their business. Ultimately, we enable our clients to become high-performance businesses and governments.
We are one of the world’s leading organizations providing management consulting, technology and outsourcing services, with approximately 275,000 employees; offices and operations in more than 200 cities in 54 countries; and net revenues of $28.6 billion for fiscal 2013.
Learn more by visiting: www.accenture.com
Alcatel-Lucent is at the forefront of global communications. We provide products and innovations in IP and cloud networking, as well as ultra-broadband fixed and wireless access. We serve service providers and their customers, as well as enterprises and institutions throughout the world. Alcatel-Lucent’s Bell Labs, one of the world’s foremost technology research institutes, is responsible for countless breakthroughs that have shaped the networking and communications industry. We have been recognized by Thomson Reuters as a Top 100 Global Innovator and named by MIT Technology Review among 2012’s Top 50 “World’s Most Innovative Companies.”
Learn more by visiting: www.alcatel-lucent.com
The Alpha Group represents an alliance of independent companies united by a common goal: the development and manufacture of total power solutions.
Through innovative engineering and a commitment to excellence, The Alpha Group has established itself as an industry leader in the design and manufacture of AC and DC power conversion, protection, and standby products for the global market. The sophistication of today’s world has created a demand for reliable power more critical than ever before. With more than 30 years of aggressive research and development, The Alpha Group can ensure fast effective solutions. The Alpha Group products can be found in a diverse field of industries including cable broadband, telecom, wireless, WiMax, headend, renewable energy, utility, industrial, medical, security, parking, traffic control, access control and commdata.
Learn more by visiting www.alpha.com
ARRIS International plc (NASDAQ: ARRS) is a world leader in entertainment and communications technology. Our innovations combine hardware, software, and services across the cloud, network, and home to power TV and Internet for millions of people around the globe. The people of ARRIS collaborate with the world’s top service providers, content providers, and retailers to advance the state of our industry and pioneer tomorrow’s connected world.
For more information, visit www.arris.com.
Bright House Networks
Bright House Networks is the sixth largest owner and operator of cable systems in the U.S. and the second largest in Florida with technologically advanced systems located in five states including Florida, Alabama, Indiana, Michigan and California.
Bright House Networks serves more than 2.4 million customers who subscribe to one or more of its video, high-speed data and voice services. The company also offers a full suite of phone, Internet, Ethernet and cable television services to businesses of all sizes. Bright House Media Strategies, the advertising arm of Bright House Networks, offers businesses advanced targeted advertising solutions. Bright House Networks also owns and operates exclusive local news and sports channels in its Florida markets.
Learn more by visiting: www.brighthouse.com
Charter, founded in 1993, created a customer service-oriented company that has grown and evolved on many levels over the past two decades. Charter’s growth was achieved through acquisitions of cable properties and the subsequent increase of customers in those communities, as well as development and launch of new products and services. Charter became a publicly-traded company on NASDAQ in 1999 and has been a Fortune 500 company since 2001.
A leading broadband communications company and the fourth-largest cable operator in the United States, Charter today employs more than 21,000 and provides services to more than 5.7 million customers in 29 states. Headquartered in Stamford, CT, the company is focused on integrating the highest-quality service with clearly superior entertainment and communications products. Over the years, billions have been invested in the communities Charter serves through infrastructure upgrades to deliver video, high-speed Internet and phone service to homes and businesses.
Learn more by visiting www.charter.com
Cisco, (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. At Cisco customers come first and an integral part of our DNA is creating long-lasting customer partnerships and working with them to identify their needs and provide solutions that support their success.
The concept of solutions being driven to address specific customer challenges has been with Cisco since its inception. Husband and wife Len Bosack and Sandy Lerner, both working for Stanford University, wanted to email each other from their respective offices located in different buildings but were unable to due to technological shortcomings. A technology had to be invented to deal with disparate local area protocols; and as a result of solving their challenge – the multi-protocol router was born.
Since then Cisco has shaped the future of the Internet by creating unprecedented value and opportunity for our customers, employees, investors and ecosystem partners and has become the worldwide leader in networking – transforming how people connect, communicate and collaborate.
Learn more by visiting www.cisco.com
Since 1999, the Comcast Foundation has had a positive impact on lives in nearly 2,000 communities through approximately 3,000 organizations. The Foundation has given more than $116 million to nonprofit organizations that serve the same communities that we serve nationwide. The mission of these organizations fall within our priorities of expanding digital literacy, promoting community service and building tomorrow’s leaders.
We want positive results, so we select the best organizations with the best programs and provide resources to help power dreams in those communities. To identify those programs, we work with community leaders and local management teams to determine the most appropriate groups.
Learn more by visiting www.corporate.comcast.com/our-values
As the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics, Corning invents, makes, and sells keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications, and life sciences. With a track record of more than 160 years and a sustained investment in R&D, Corning’s life-enhancing innovations deliver extraordinary benefits to everyday products. Corning is constantly driving the next wave of cutting-edge technologies, across our five business segments and around the globe. Today, Corning is a global leader in five vital market segments:
- Display Technologies – glass substrates for LCD flat panel televisions, computer monitors, laptops, and other consumer electronics
- Environmental Technologies – ceramic substrates and diesel filters for emission control systems
- Telecommunications – optical fiber, cable, and hardware and equipment for telephone and Internet communication networks
- Life Sciences – glass and plastic labware, as well as label-free technology, media, and reagents for cell culture, genomics, and bioprocessing applications
- Specialty Materials – cover glass for consumer
Learn more by visiting www.corning.com
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet and telephone services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves approximately 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising.
Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For seven years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; for five years, Cox has ranked among DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity, and the company holds a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index.
Learn more by visiting www.cox.com
Dycom Industries, Inc.
Dycom Industries, Inc. (NYSE: DY) is a leading provider of specialty contracting services to the cable industry throughout the United States.
We serve our customers by deploying new networks and technologies as well as improving and maintaining existing systems. We design, construct, install and maintain coaxial and fiber optic cable networks. Additionally, we support cable operators by installing and maintaining set top boxes, digital video recorders and modems for their residential and small business customers.
Our local management teams are intensely focused on our customers’ requirements. Our experienced and dedicated field personnel quickly respond to our customers’ needs. Our innovative field service practices and technologies ensure that quality and efficiency are built into everything we do.
Learn more by visiting www.dycomind.com
Ericsson is the world’s leading provider of communications technology and services. We are enabling the Networked Society with efficient real-time solutions that allow us all to study, work and live our lives more freely, in sustainable societies around the world.
Our offering comprises services, software and infrastructure within Information and Communications Technology for telecom operators and other industries. Today more than 40 percent of the world’s mobile traffic goes through Ericsson networks and we support customers’ networks servicing more than 2.5 billion subscribers.
We operate in 180 countries and employ more than 100,000 people. Founded in 1876, Ericsson is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2011 the company’s net sales were SEK 226.9 billion (USD 35.0 billion). Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX, Stockholm and NASDAQ, New York stock exchanges.
Learn more by visiting www.ericsson.com
Liberty Global, Inc. (“Liberty Global”, “LGI”) is the leading international cable company with operations in 13 countries. We connect people to the digital world and enable them to discover and experience its endless possibilities. Our market-leading television, broadband internet, and telephony services are provided through next-generation networks and innovative technology platforms that connect 20 million customers who subscribe to 34 million services.
Liberty Global’s consumer brands include UPC, Unitymedia, Kabel BW, Telenet, and VTR. Our operations also include Chellomedia, our content division, UPC Business, our commercial services division, and Liberty Global Ventures, our investment fund.
Liberty Global shares are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbols “LBTYA”, “LBTYB”, and “LBTYK”. Liberty Global is part of the Fortune 500 listing, Forbes Global 2000 listing, FTSE4GOOD Index, and the NASDAQ Composite and NASDAQ Industrial indices.
Learn more by visiting www.lgi.com
NetCracker Technology is THE Proven Partner for communications service providers and cable operators, offering comprehensive, end-to- end BSS, OSS, and Enterprise Applications supported by extensive delivery capabilities to optimize their business. With our global reach, leading-edge technology, and unbroken track record of successful implementations, NetCracker helps eliminate operational and business silos and delivers real-time experience in an on-demand world.
In 2008, following 15 years of independent and profitable growth, NetCracker Technology was acquired by NEC Corporation. The acquisition was followed by NetCracker’s large-scale business expansion whereby NEC consolidated its TOMS software and services business under NetCracker. The assets encompassed innovative applications and service platforms, including customer and service management, network management, as well as NEC’s comprehensive portfolio of TOMS-associated services. In May 2012, NetCracker completed the acquisition of the Convergys Information Management (IM) business. The Convergys IM business, with its long history of innovative BSS solutions, successful implementations, and managed services, strengthened our expansion into the BSS space.
As a result, NetCracker’s portfolio is at the leading edge of innovation in revenue management and customer experience. NetCracker’s BSS/OSS solutions and services have been implemented and used successfully by hundreds of customers worldwide, including Fortune 1000 companies and the U.S. government.
Learn more by visiting www.netcracker.com
Pace creates world leading technologies, products and services for the broadcast and broadband industries. Our solutions empower customers to simply and cost-effectively innovate at the speed they want and in the way they want, enabling them to build their success. Pace’s thirty years of leadership, experience and expertise is recognized by a customer base that spans the globe.
Learn more by visiting: www.pace.com/global
PPC Broadband, Inc.
The world information and entertainment market is one of the fastest-growing sectors of the world economy. PPC, the world leader in telecommunication connector technology, is ready to help its customers provide increasingly sophisticated cable television, telecommunications and internet services.
In the last eight years of the 20th Century, PPC grew its business tenfold. We have maintained our pace of growth in the 21st Century.
A family-owned business, PPC invests in plants, people, research and in new ventures. Our success is based on visionary individuals who have an eagerness for developing new ideas and are dedicated to bringing them to life. We are always seeking additional talented professionals for our engineering, sales and administrative staffs.
We invite people with ability and drive to become part of our success. Put your ideas to work at PPC and help shape the future of a dynamic company in an exciting global industry.
Learn more by visiting: www.ppc-online.com
Samsung Electronics America
For over 70 years, Samsung has been dedicated to making a better world through diverse businesses that today span advanced technology, semiconductors, skyscraper and plant construction, petrochemicals, fashion, medicine, finance, hotels, and more. Our flagship company, Samsung Electronics, leads the global market in high-tech electronics manufacturing and digital media.
Through innovative, reliable products and services; talented people; a responsible approach to business and global citizenship; and collaboration with our partners and customers, Samsung is taking the world in imaginative new directions.
Learn more by visting: www.samsung.com/us
Technetix works in partnership with leading global broadband cable network operators truly understanding their needs. We provide intelligent, customized solutions that help them deliver reliable, innovative services to their customers.
Technetix supplies RF/fiber transmission product solutions including:
- Class leading high density modular head-end RF/fiber management which frees up critical head-end space and makes future upgrades simple and cost effective.
- Software configured Docsis 3.1 ready GAN 1.2GHz access platform, reducing opex and capex.
- A full range of connected home solutions covering 1.2GHz Multitaps and line passives, in home amplifiers and in home passives eliminating operator installation and maintenance costs.
Visit us at www.technetix.com
Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) is among the largest providers of video, high-speed data and voice services in the United States, connecting more than 15 million customers to entertainment, information and each other. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers data, video and voice services to businesses of all sizes, cell tower backhaul services to wireless carriers and, through its NaviSite subsidiary, managed and outsourced information technology solutions and cloud services. Time Warner Cable Media, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions.
At Time Warner Cable Inc. we’re all about connecting people and businesses with information, entertainment and each other. That’s why we bring you the latest innovations for your home – from high-definition television to Enhanced TV features to high-speed data and Digital Phone services. We also believe in the power of community, which we show through our signature education programs, countless hours of volunteerism and by contributing cash and in-kind support to benefit the communities where we operate.
Learn more by visiting www.timewarnercable.com
Gold ($50,000 level)
CommScope has played a role in virtually all the world’s best communication networks. We create the infrastructure that connects people and technologies through every evolution. Our portfolio of end-to-end solutions includes everything our customers need to build high-performing wired and wireless networks. As much as technology changes, our goal remains the same: to help our customers create, innovate, design, and build faster and better. We’ll never stop connecting and evolving networks for the business of life at home, at work, and on the go.
Learn more by visiting www.commscope.com
Harmonic provides the supply chain infrastructure — from production through delivery — that enables content producers and service providers to engage and prosper in today’s multiscreen video economy.
Today we’re the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure solutions and the first to provide broadcasters, service providers and other media companies with emerging video capabilities that are ready to deploy on a global scale.
At Harmonic we help our customers respond to the challenges of the digital video revolution while reaping its benefits—including the ability to deliver stunning video to viewers on any screen, anywhere. Our cutting-edge solutions power everything from HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) compression of Ultra HD video to blazing-fast transcoding of over-the-top (OTT) video-on-demand content.
Learn more by visiting www.harmonicinc.com
Cequel Communications Holdings I, LLC, does business through its subsidiaries as Suddenlink Communications. Suddenlink is the seventh largest cable broadband company in the United States, supporting the information, communication and entertainment demands of approximately 1.4 million residential customers and thousands of commercial customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia, and elsewhere. Suddenlink simplifies its customers’ lives through one call for support, one connection, and one bill for TV, Internet, telephone, and other services.
Learn more by visiting www.suddenlink.com
Silver ($25,000 level)
Power and Telephone Supply
Headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, Power & Telephone Supply Company (Power & Tel) is an industry leader in the procurement, sales, material management and distribution of product solutions to the worldwide telecommunications marketplace.
Power & Tel was founded in 1963 by Miller Pentecost. The company is still family based as our founder’s son, Jim Pentecost, became President and CEO in 1985 and remains in that position today.
We do not manufacture any products or own any service providers who might claim our first allegiance. Our complete focus is on providing our customers with the products and services you need to make your business successful.
Our mission is to be your most cost-effective way to have the right material at the right place at the right time, every time.
Learn more by visiting www.ptsupply.com
Times Fiber Communication
Times Fiber Amphenol is a global manufacturer of high quality cables, fiber optic management equipment, and interconnect products for cable television, satellite, data, and powering applications for broadband communications networks. World headquarters are in Walilngford, CT with operations located in Virginia, Connecticut, Canada, Korea, Mexico, Brazil and China exporting to more than 100 countries around the globe.
The Company’s extensive line of cable and connector products includes T10 coaxial trunk, distribution, and drop cables; TX low-loss coaxial trunk and distribution cables; Flexible Feeder cables, the engineered alternative for MDU applications; Teledrop coaxial/twisted pair composite cables; coaxial cables for centralized powering; fiber optic cable assemblies, attenuators, and couplers/splitters; coaxial jumper assemblies; high-speed data kits; premise broadband interconnect components including splitters, directional couplers, amplifiers, and enclosures.
TFC/Amphenol is recognized worldwide as one of the pioneer developers of broadband cable technology and has to its credit a long list of technical expertise in foam polymer processing, application-specific product development, and unsurpassed, world-class customer service and support.
Learn more by visiting www.timesfiber.com
Bronze ($10,000 level)
Aurora Networks is the leading innovator of advanced, next-generation optical transport and access systems for broadband networks that support the convergence of video, data and voice applications. The company is at the forefront of the evolution of optical transport and access networks, delivering pioneering products and solutions that enable broadband service providers to deliver the capacity, flexibility and services end users demand, now and into the future.
Aurora’s deep expertise and persistent focus on cable technologies has made it the most innovative supplier in the industry. In fact, with numerous patents and a long history of industry firsts, more than a third of Aurora’s expert staff is dedicated to researching and developing technologies that satisfy the evolving needs of broadband service providers as they strive to extend high-performance, high-capacity services to end users.
Learn more by visiting www.aurora.com
Broadcom Foundation is a private non-profit public benefit corporation exempt from federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3). BroadcomFoundation was founded in 2009 and funded solely by Broadcom Corporation. Broadcom is a major technology innovator and global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications whose products enable the delivery of voice, video, data and multimedia to and throughout the home, the office and the mobile environment. Our Mission: To advance science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education by funding research, recognizing scholarship and increasing opportunity.
Learn more by visiting www.broadcomfoundation.org
In today’s dynamic and competitive marketplace, one thing is certain: change. As one of the world’s leading providers of business support solutions, CSG International understands what it means to evolve, adapt and transform. Our goal is to help you generate revenue, maximize customer value, and manage your business more efficiently.
CSG helps companies around the world succeed every day—and we continue to evolve our portfolio of market-leading solutions to meet ever-changing market demands.
The markets CSG supports face unprecedented change. Whether you are a mobile provider in São Paulo, a broadband operator in New York, or content provider in Singapore, customers dictate what services are introduced, how they are delivered, and what they expect in exchange for brand loyalty.
We know time is of the essence. Markets are changing rapidly. Revenue opportunities ebb and flow quickly. Customers demand more of you in return for loyalty. And the services and technologies that support your customers are increasingly complex.
You are not alone in this dynamic marketplace. CSG is here to help you accelerate business—anywhere.
Learn more by visiting: www.csgi.com
Evolution Digital LLC
Evolution Digital, based in Denver, Colorado, was formed in early 2008 by a group of industry veterans. The driving force behind the company was to provide cost-effective solutions for small to medium size operators to stem the loss of subscribers to satellite providers. By using Evolution’s low-cost DTA converter, operators can reclaim analog bandwidth and use that additional bandwidth to enhance their high-definition (HD) and high-speed data offerings (HSD). Since it’s inception, Evolution has quickly become an innovator in the cable industry, providing products to win back lost market share and prepare the market for next generation “Over-the-Top” content with ever increasing ARPU as TV and high speed data merge.
Evolution delivers a complete digital turnkey solution to enable cable operators to economically deploy advanced digital cable services by improving the utilization of existing cable plant through recapturing bandwidth, thus increasing their competitive viability. Its products include low-cost Digital-to-Analog (DTA) converters for use on secondary television sets, advanced TiVo set-top converters for a state-of-the-art video service and digital security-enabled headend equipment for a complete system solution. The Company’s product portfolio offers both large and small cable operators various cost effective solutions to enable them to better compete with HD rich video, HSD and voice competitors.
Learn more by visiting: www.evolutionbb.com
Intel, the world leader in silicon innovation, develops technologies, products, and initiatives to continually advance how people work and live. Founded in 1968 to build semiconductor memory products, Intel introduced the world’s first microprocessor in 1971.
We are the world’s largest semiconductor chip maker, based on revenue. We develop advanced integrated digital technology, primarily integrated circuits, for industries such as computing and communications. Integrated circuits are semiconductor chips etched with interconnected electronic switches. We also develop computing platforms, which we define as integrated hardware and software computing technologies that are designed to provide an optimized solution. Our goal is to be the preeminent computing solutions company that powers the worldwide digital economy. We are transforming from a company with a primary focus on the design and manufacture of semiconductor chips for PCs and servers to a computing company that delivers complete solutions in the form of hardware and software platforms and supporting services.
Learn more by visiting: www.intel.com
Jonard Tools is a World Class Manufacturer of Precision Hand Tools for the Telecom, Fiber Optic, CATV, Wireless, and Electronic Industries. As the company has prospered and grown, our product lines have expanded to where we now maintain 20 separate and unique categories of professional, highly dependable tools.
In February 2003 Jonard Tools acquired OK Industries and merged their operation into the “Jonard Family of Companies.” Established in 1946; OK Industries blossomed as a major force in the telecommunications and electronics industries with total dominance in the manufacture of Wire Wrapping, and Benchtop Tools including Integrated Circuit (IC) Tools, Fume Absorbers and Desoldering Pumps.
The result of this acquisition is a Global Manufacturing Powerhouse with over 100 years of combined experience.
In January 2005 Jonard Tools purchased the Cooper Hand Tools Telecom Plier Line. With this latest acquisition Jonard Tools can now claim the title as the Largest Manufacturer of Telecom Pliers in the USA.
Learn more by visiting: www.jonard.com/jonard-ecommerce/control/main
TVC Communications, a Division of WESCO Distribution, Inc., delivers the products and technical support to build today’s communications infrastructure. We are backed by close working relationships with top manufacturers and have a deep understanding of the applications and technology behind the products we sell. TVC has proven itself to be a valued partner to both the broadband cable and telecommunications industries. The strength of our product and brand offerings is unmatched in our industry.
In addition to our sales offices and distribution centers located throughout the United States, TVC has a Caribbean and Latin American division headquartered in Miami, serving Mexico, the Caribbean, Latin America and South America. The Canadian division includes distribution and sales facilities in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal with two additional sales offices in Calgary and Halifax. Furthermore, WESCO has over 400 branches located throughout the world and has many supplier relationships that TVC can leverage to better serve our customers.
TVC’s brands, Vikimatic®, MaxCell™, Marathon®, BGI, White Sands Engineering® and Satellite Engineering Group, deliver innovative products and services to help you meet your communication goals. Vikimatic delivers outside plant and fiber optic products to infrastructure projects, focusing on Telco customers, government and private network initiatives, including FTTx plant requirements. MaxCell™ is a flexible, multi-celled fabric innerduct system specifically designed for the network construction industry. Marathon® and BGI provide high quality, cost effective products for the broadband market. White Sands Engineering fabricates precision custom cable assemblies for a variety of markets including broadcast, security, home theater and cable television. Satellite Engineering Group specializes in product distribution, installation, integration and maintenance for satellite and broadcast networks.
Our team of product managers and technical specialists provide a wide range of professional services including system design, product support and supply chain management to assist in the launch of the latest technologies, including Metro Ethernet, Cellular Backhaul, Transport and Access Products and Provisioning Software, identifying critical cost-saving opportunities.
TVC Communications… delivering products, knowledge, service and experience.
Learn more by visiting: www.tvcinc.com