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News Release | MAY 5, 2017

Ritter Communications Wins at SCTE Cable Games

(Jonesboro, AR) – Ritter Communications technicians won three of the top four spots in the individual competition and for the third consecutive year, Ritter won the overall team competition at the state-wide Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) Cable Games on April 22 in North Little Rock.

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Shannon Tribble (L) and Shannon Cameron compete in fiber splicing at the SCTE Games.

“As I am every year, I’m incredibly proud of how our technicians compete at this level,” said Jim Roberts Ritter’s VP/GM of Hometown Services. “Our team again showed that we have some of the best technicians in the industry, and they represented our company extremely well.”

Ritter’s Shannon Cameron finished first in the overall competition, while Rickey Holt earned second and Juan Trejo took home third. In addition to winning the top prize, Cameron placed in four events: first in OTDR (Optical Time Domain Reflectometer), Drop Connectors and Fiber Splicing and third in MTDR (Metallic Time Domain Reflectometer).   

Holt earned two second-place finishes on top of his silver medal in the overall competition. He was second in Drop Connectors and Cable Jeopardy and took home the bronze in Cable Splicing. Trejo took second in Fiber Splicing and finished third in both Drop Connectors and OTDR.

The Cable-Tec Games give telecom professionals a chance to measure themselves against others in their field. They also give technicians an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge in categories like cable jeopardy. Other companies represented at the event include Comcast and Cox 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.”

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HoltTrejo.jpgRickey Holt (L) participate in the SCTE Games.

About Ritter Communications

Ritter Communications, founded in Marked Tree, Arkansas and headquartered in Jonesboro, began providing local phone service in 1906. Today, Ritter serves 62 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.