FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Martha Silver
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Press Release Draft, 11/18/03

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  • 1. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Martha Silver August 22, 2006 202/659-5990 OPASTCO 4th ANNUAL TECHNICAL SYMPOSIUM TO FOCUS ON INTERNET PROTOCOL TELEVISION (IPTV) Practical IPTV Sessions Geared for Rural Companies WASHINGTON – The Organization for the Promotion and Advancement of Small Telecommunications Companies (OPASTCO) announces the content focus of its 4th Annual Technical Symposium set for October 11-12, 2006, at the Minneapolis Airport Marriott Hotel in Bloomington, Minn. The day-and-a-half long educational session is designed to provide educational value to both technical and management staff at small telephone companies who currently are planning or deploying IPTV. The event will cover: -Legislative and Regulatory Requirements for IPTV, such as franchise rules, digital rights management, encryption, programming requirements, and more; -Operational Issues in Deploying IPTV, including work force needs, new marketing challenges, providing proper security for your service and your customers, and more; -Planning and Engineering IPTV Networks, such as owning or sharing a headend, deciding how many channels to offer, making build out plans, distributing content, and more; -Content Acquisition, including working with content providers, content economics, what to expect in the future, and more; -Turnkey Solutions vs. Designing Your Own IPTV, including the technical, economic and strategic pros and cons of each strategy, and more; -IPTV Tips and Lessons Learned from Other OPASTCO Members; -Compression Technologies, including standard and non-standard compression schemes, knowledge to help design your distribution network, and more; -A Panel of IPTV Vendors Sharing Their Expertise. -more-
  • 2. OPASTCO Technical Symposium/2-2-2 “I am really pleased with the caliber of speakers that we have been able to obtain for OPASTCO’s 4th Annual Technical Symposium,” OPASTCO Technical Director John McHugh stated. “These IPTV industry experts understand the unique challenges faced by rural companies. We’ve designed an educational session that will be valuable to both technical and management personnel working on IPTV, and I urge OPASTCO members to take advantage of this opportunity.” Confirmed speakers for the technical symposium include: Howard Shapiro, Attorney, Bennet & Bennet PLLC Robert Primosch, Attorney, Wilkinson, Barker & Knauer Paul Connolly, VP Business Development, Scientific Atlanta, a Cisco Company Jerry Mears, IPTV Systems Engineer, Cisco System Roger Musick, CEO, Innovative Systems Larry Thompson, CEO, Vantage Point Solutions Sam Harlan, Director of Video/Client Services, CHR Solutions Ed Knudson, Senior VP Marketing, Open TV, Inc. Ron Kunkel, Account Development, Nortel Networks Robert Saunders, Co-Founder, Infinite Video Corp. Chad Miles, President and CEO, Enhanced Telecommunications Corp. Keith Wymbs, Director of Strategic Marketing, TUT Systems Bill Murray, Vice President, NRTC The 4th Annual Technical Symposium brochure and registration form is available at the OPASTCO Web site, www.opastaco.org. ### About OPASTCO: The Organization for the Promotion and Advancement of Small Telecommunications Companies (OPASTCO) represents more than 560 small, independently owned, local telecommunications companies serving primarily rural areas of the United States and Canada. OPASTCO membership includes both commercial companies and cooperatives, which range in size from fewer than 100 to 100,000 access lines, and collectively serve more than 3.5 million customers. OPASTCO represents rural telecommunications interests before federal regulatory bodies and Congress, provides publications, and holds two conventions annually in January and July of each year, addressing the needs of the small telecommunications industry. The association has an affiliate 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the Foundation for Rural Education and Development (FRED). Visit the OPASTCO Web site at www.opastco.org.

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