Did You Know: The world’s first international communications satellite launched 58 years ago.

The world’s first international communications satellite, Telstar I, launched into orbit this month 58 years ago. Photo courtesy of National Air and Space Museum A collaboration between the US, Britain, and France, Telstar I introduced the world to trans-Atlantic video feeds and ushered in a new era of communication.  It successfully relayed through space the first television pictures, telephone calls,...


Did you know SCTE/ISBE has pivoted its annual Cable-Tec Expo to a digital event?

SCTE/ISBE has quickly pivoted its annual Cable-Tec Expo conference to a digital event. Comcast, Charter and Cox will sponsor the event, which will be free to attendees. Late last month, the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers announced the cancellation of their physical event, with Denver’s Colorado Convention Center configured as temporary hospital space for a potential COVID-19 spike through the remainder...


WICT is committed to diversity & inclusion in all aspects of life.

“We stand firm with our partners and the communities we serve to eradicate systemic racism like that we witnessed with George Floyd and many others. WICT stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Our hope is that together, we will rise above and emerge more united than ever before. Be well, stay strong.”WICT Global –


Did you know on this day in 1977 two brands of personal computers were introduced?

Did you know on this day in 1977, at the first annual West Coast Computer Faire, both the Apple II and Commodore PET 2001 personal computers are introduced. Ironically, Commodore had previously rejected purchasing the Apple II from Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, deciding to build their own computers. Both computers used the same processor, the MOS 6502, but the companies had two different design strategies and it...


Video Calling Best Practices by Margaret Rickard Rubinacci

Over the course of the past 3 weeks, with the huge increase of video calls we’ve all experienced, I have found there are practices we might adapt to help maintain a professional perception of our work and our teams—even as work takes on a more casual air. Thus, I put forth for your consideration this list of video calling best...