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Ritter Excels in SCTE Cable Games

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(Jonesboro, AR) – Ritter Communications won first place overall and four employees earned awards at the state-wide Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) Cable Games in North Little Rock recently.

Local Cable-Tec Games provide an arena for cable telecommunications professionals to compete in events that measure their technical abilities such as cable splicing and meter reading, as well as, demonstrate their knowledge in categories like cable jeopardy.

This year’s local winners include:
Shannon Cameron - 2nd in Fiber Splicing
Rickey Holt - 2nd in Meter Reading
Jason Taylor - 2nd in Drop Connector
Steve Lung - 3rd in Metallic Time Domain Reflectometer (MTDR)

“As cable, Internet and phone network operators evolve their network infrastructure, a firm grounding in telecommunication practices is essential for engineering professionals,” said Vice President of Field Operations Jim Roberts. “We pride ourselves at Ritter for having some of the brightest minds in the industry!”

Other companies represented at the event include Fidelity Communications, COX Communications and Suddenlink Communications.

“Events such as the SCTE Cable Games help build awareness of the value of telecommunications expertise,” said Vice President of Field Operations Jim Roberts. “Skills including repair of broadband distribution systems through the use of sophisticated equipment and troubleshooting are highly valued in this market.”

About Ritter Communications

Ritter Communications, founded in Marked Tree, Arkansas and headquartered in Jonesboro, began providing local phone service in 1906. Today, Ritter serves 59 communities and more than 45,000 customers in northeast and north central Arkansas, southeast Missouri, as well as, west Tennessee with advanced voice and data services typically found only in major metropolitan areas. Ritter invests heavily in the communities it serves by deploying proven, best-in-class infrastructure and technology while coupling it with a world-class customer focused experience.

Residential consumer services include local and long distance phone service, cable television and high speed Internet. Business services include customized communications systems and services, including broadband Internet services, Managed Voice, data center services, Ethernet connectivity, customized networking and hosted applications. For more information, visit rittercommunications.com or facebook.com/rittercommunications.

About the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE)

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) is a non-profit professional association that provides technical leadership for the telecommunications industry and serves its members through professional development, standards, certification and information. SCTE operates globally via its International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE) brand. Visit SCTE online at www.scte.org. Connect with SCTE at www.scte.org/socialmedia.


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