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There are 16 blogs written by Debbie Fitzgerald.

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Energy Efficiency Voluntary Agreements Helped Pave the Way for Increased Remote Access

August 19, 2020

We’re enduring crazy times in 2020! Because of COVID-19, the world has shifted to learning, working and playing at home for months at a time—and residential cable networks have successfully handled the load. One key reason that networks have managed so well is because cable service providers build for the future: The majority of cable […]

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Canada Launches a Small Network Equipment Voluntary Agreement

December 19, 2019

CableLabs is pleased to announce that an energy efficiency voluntary agreement for Small Network Equipment (SNE) was launched today in Canada. This is the second category of equipment in the Canadian Energy Efficiency Voluntary Agreement (CEEVA) program, which was initiated in 2017 to improve the energy efficiency of Set-Top Boxes (STB). The new CEEVA SNE, […]

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Immersive Media Experiences Reaches New Milestones

October 30, 2019

In April this year, CableLabs joined Charter Communications, Light Field Lab, OTOY, Visby, and Cox Communications to establish the Immersive Media Experiences Alliance™ (IDEA). The primary purpose of this endeavor is to develop a set of royalty-free standard specifications for immersive media formatting and distribution. This month, several significant milestones were achieved: IDEA released its […]

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Voluntary Agreements Continue to Save Money and the Environment

August 19, 2019

Last week, three important energy efficiency annual reports were released and the results are remarkable. I’m talking about the award-winning Set-top Box (STB) and Small Network Equipment (SNE) Voluntary Agreements (VA) in the United States, and the Canadian Energy Efficiency Voluntary Agreement for Set-top Boxes (CEEVA). These three programs were established in the U.S. and […]

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#EEDay2018

October 5, 2018

Today is Energy Efficiency Day, a collaborative effort of regional and national organizations working to promote energy efficiency. CableLabs has been a strong supporter of energy efficiency for many years and is involved in a number of related initiatives: CableLabs leads the technical efforts for three highly impactful energy efficiency Voluntary Agreements (VA) in North […]

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Webinar Recap: Energy Efficiency Through Industry Action

August 29, 2018

Last week, Mark Hess (Senior VP, Comcast), Doug Johnson (VP Technology Policy, CTA), and I jointly presented a webinar on the energy efficiency voluntary agreements (VAs) in place in the US and Canada for set-top boxes and small network equipment.  This public webinar attracted attendance from across the industry and government organizations. But don’t fret […]

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Another Year – Another Impressive Result for Voluntary Energy Initiatives

August 16, 2018

It’s that time again! Its annual report season for three very important voluntary energy efficiency initiatives in the US and Canada: The award-winning US Set-top Box Voluntary Agreement (US STB VA) The US Small Network Equipment Voluntary Agreement (US SNE VA) The Canadian Energy Efficiency Voluntary Agreement (CEEVA) for Set-top Boxes What are voluntary agreements […]

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Set-Top Box Energy Efficiency Voluntary Agreement: Extended, Expanded, and Exceeding Expectations

March 19, 2018

Last week, NCTA and CTA announced that the highly successful Set-Top Box Energy Efficiency Voluntary Agreement (STB VA) has been renewed for another four-year term. This is great news for consumers and the environment because it includes new commitments and more stringent energy efficiency levels for Set-Top Boxes. Extended The original STB VA was established […]

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