Bright House Networks and GCI are the latest MSOs to join the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers's Corporate Alliance Partner (CAP) program, an initiative that offers new training and education opportunities and one that aims to expand the SCTE’s base of individual members.
They join Comcast, Cablevision Systems, Cox Communications, Liberty Global, Shentel, Suddenlink Communications, Time Warner Cable, among others. Alpha Technologies and Arris Group are among the known “beta vendor partners” that will SCTE develop a full vendor program that’s expected to launch sometime in 2015.
The SCTE announced the CAP in April, with Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Suddenlink Communications on board as charter members. Program benefits include discounts on individual employee memberships, downloads and registgraotns for SCTE online courses, and seats at SCTE Leadership Institute programs at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business.
“The Corporate Alliance Program’s unified approach leverages the commitments of operators to enable development of training that anticipates, rather than responds to, industry needs,” said Lindsay Johnston, senior vice president of operations for SCTE, in a statement. “The additional perspectives of Bright House Networks and GCI will allow us to further sharpen the focus of our membership, training and leadership initiatives.”