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News Release | June 20, 2016

Ritter Racks Up Awards at SCTE Games

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

Ritter technician Shannon Cameron took first place in the overall individual competition. He also finished first in fiber splicing, first in Metallic Time Domain Reflectometer and second in the drop connector category. Ritter’s Stephen Williamson was first in Optical Time Domain Reflectometer and finished third in the overall individual category. Rickey Holt placed second in both meter reading and cable Jeopardy and was third in drop connector.

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. The also give technicians an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge in categories like cable jeopardy.

“We believe that our technicians are among the best in their field, and our team proved that through their performance at the SCTE Games,” Ritter Communications Vice President/GM of Hometown Services Jim Roberts said. “We are extremely proud of the way our technicians represented us. At Ritter, we pride ourselves in having some of the brightest minds in the industry, and our group showed that they are just that.”

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

“Events like the SCTE Cable Games help build awareness of the value of telecommunications expertise,” Roberts said. “The skills that they display at these types of competitions 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.