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6Nov, 2021

Cable-Tec Expo 2021

Nov 6, 2021 |

Cable-Tec Expo 2021 commenced with an inspiring keynote speech delivered by Kevin Hart, EVP and Chief Product and Technology Officer for Cox Communications. In a responsible response to the ongoing COVID-19 health concerns, Cable-Tec Expo 2021 is once again being held virtually . Kevin notes the progress of Cable-Tec [...]

11Jun, 2021

Digital Divide: The Implications And Current Status

Jun 11, 2021 |

Digital Divide , the implications, inequity and solution continues to be a conversation since it started in the 1990's. The solution to closing the digital gap on a global scale has been on the radar of Dr. Rouzbeh Yassini known as "the father of of the cable modem” even prior [...]

24Mar, 2021

Improving Economic Value Through Broadband

Mar 24, 2021 |

Cleaver, Joanne. “Remote.” Housing Wire Magazine, Housing Wire, 28 Jan. 2021, issuu.com/housingwiremagazine/docs/hw_v14i01_february_2021_online. Dr. Rouzbeh Yassini was approached by Joanne Cleaver of Housing Wire Magazine to share his perspective on the role of Broadband in her article about attracting new talent and maintaining an energized workforce as COVID-19 finds employees [...]

10Nov, 2020

COVID Pandemic highlights the necessity of broadband

Nov 10, 2020 |

The 2020 ISBE Cable-Tec expo was held as a virtual event October 12th-15th.  A highlight from the event was the inspiring and visionary video featuring Jana Henthorn, CEO/President The Cable Center interviewing Rouzbeh Yassini, “father of the cable modem” The tragedy of the COVID global pandemic has shed light, [...]

20Oct, 2019

Cable TV Pioneers Salutes Leaders DOCSIS Innovators

Oct 20, 2019 |

Maclean, Amy, OCTOBER 2019 Cable TV Pioneers Salutes Leaders, DOCSIS Innovators CABLEFAX SCTE • ISBE CABLE-TEC EXPO DAILY, pp.13-14  It takes at least 20 years in the industry to be considered for inclusion in the Cable TV Pioneers which got organizers thinking as they made plans [...]

5Sep, 2021

Happy 25th Anniversary LANcity

Sep 5, 2021 |

Happy 25th Anniversary! After 9 years of hard work, the LANcity Cable Modem held a stunning  80% of the global market share and LANcity revenue had increased from zero dollars to $40M per quarter! On Sep 4, 1996, LANcity signed an agreement to be acquired by Bay Network in [...]

22Dec, 2020

Celebrating Historic COVID-19 Year Of Achievement

Dec 22, 2020 |

The Miracles of 2020 As the year comes to a close, many people around the world will choose to bid an impassioned goodbye to 2020, a year seemingly defined by global turbulence, uncertainty, polarization, isolation, and deep personal loss. We mourn the loss of life in our families and [...]

10Nov, 2020

COVID Pandemic highlights the necessity of broadband

Nov 10, 2020 |

The 2020 ISBE Cable-Tec expo was held as a virtual event October 12th-15th.  A highlight from the event was the inspiring and visionary video featuring Jana Henthorn, CEO/President The Cable Center interviewing Rouzbeh Yassini, “father of the cable modem” The tragedy of the COVID global pandemic has shed light, [...]

5Nov, 2020

Nader Engheta Wins Newton Medal and Prize

Nov 5, 2020 |

The Winner Is Nader Engheta! From the time of the Golden age of the Persian empire ancient polymaths, most notably Abu Rayhan al-Biruni, were lifelong scholars influential in laying the groundwork for the future of discoveries n the field of physics. On November 2, 2020, in recognition of global [...]

23Oct, 2020

Mohammad-Reza Shajarian

Oct 23, 2020 |

Described as one of the great voices of all times, the melody emperor of Iran, the greatest living maestro of Persian classical music and the voice of Iran, Mohammad-Reza Shajarian, the Iranian singer, poet, calligraphist and humanitarian, passed away at 80 years old in Tehran after a 15 year [...]

16Jun, 2021

Baharan Baniasadi And Her Journey to Graduation and Following a Dream

Jun 16, 2021 |

Baharan Baniasadi and her journey to graduation and following a dream, is most powerful as it was driven by limitless passion, positive energy, desire, and enthusiasm. Baharan Baniasadi has accomplished all this and more upon her March 2021 graduation as a classical singer from Richard Wagner Conservatory in Vienna. [...]

14Nov, 2020

Thanksgiving past, present and future

Nov 14, 2020 |

Sharing Tradition Rouzbeh Yassini continues to be a committed and generous mentor to many students who come from Iran to continue their education in the United States. These students, like Rouzbeh and his family, come from a country rich in cultural traditions, such as the Nowruz, which bring families [...]

7Nov, 2020

Hildenbrand Rising Leader And Scholarship 2020

Nov 7, 2020 |

2020 Update on Wilt Hildenbrand scholarship and leadership awards Last year at the 2019 Cable-Tec Expo, the SCTE Foundation announced the creation of the Wilt J. Hildenbrand Jr. memorial scholarships and Rising Leader under the age of 40 Award. SCTE Foundation and the YAS foundation partnered to establish [...]

23Oct, 2020

Maryam Mirzakhani

Oct 23, 2020 |

Maryam Mirzakhani, following in the footsteps of the Ancient Persian Scholar, Khwarizmi, known as the “Father of Algebra”, this young Iranian woman carried on the Persian legacy of the rigorous pursuit of knowledge. Through her diligence, determination, and relentless questioning, she exceeded the old boundaries for women mathematicians winning [...]

22May, 2020

West Virginia University Alumnus Message to Statler College Grads

May 22, 2020 |

West Virginia University Statler College Alumnus, Rouzbeh Yassini, Ph.D. sent a message of opportunity and call to action to 2020 graduates as they attended their virtual graduation ceremony. As graduation season unfolds, for the class of 2020 there is a perceptible sentiment of uncertainty and disappointment. Perhaps you feel [...]