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DAVE FELLOWS NAMED TO SCTE ENERGY 2020 PROGRAM LEADERSHIP TEAM
Layer3 TV co-founder and CTO to fill role of chief scientist
MAY 4, 2015 (Exton, PA)—Dave Fellows, co-founder
and chief technology officer of Layer3 TV, has joined the leadership
team of the cable industry’s landmark Energy 2020 program, the Society
of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) announced today.
Fellows, who will fill the role of chief scientist, will work
closely with the Energy 2020 program’s key stakeholders to accelerate
the industry’s strategic approach to energy resource management.
Fellows will be responsible for connecting the outputs of the nine
Energy 2020 Working Groups to ensure alignment with the vision of the
Energy 2020 Steering Committee and Core Team.
"The work that the Energy 2020 team has undertaken will have
positive impacts on our industry, our customers and our communities,"
said Fellows. "Our goal is to make Layer3 TV the greenest cable company
in the world, and we believe there is great importance in helping our
industry as a whole to develop technologies that place energy and the
environment on equal footings with bandwidth and other valuable network
Energy 2020 brings together cable operator and vendor expertise to
create alignment on standards and operational practices, to drive design
and implementation of equipment, and to create SCTE training resources
that will enable workforce teams to optimize technology for maximum
efficiency. Energy 2020 is targeting the following goals by the end of
the decade: reduction of power consumption by 20 percent on a unit
basis; energy cost reduction by 25 percent on a unit basis; reduction of
grid dependency by 10 percent; and optimization of technical facilities
and datacenters footprint by 20 percent.
"A key milestone on the Energy 2020 roadmap is the weaving of new
standards and operational practices into our cohesive long-term
strategy," said John Schanz, Chief Network Officer and Executive Vice
President of Comcast Cable and co-chair of Energy 2020. "With his
vision, industry expertise and organizational skills, Dave Fellows is
the catalyst we need to help our working groups come to conclusions on
solutions to technical problems."
With more than 35 years in the cable industry, Fellows has served
as CTO of Comcast, AT&T Broadband and numerous other cable
operators, was president of Scientific Atlanta’s transmission business
and served as general partner of Genovation Capital and Pilot House
Ventures. He currently serves as chair of the SCTE Data Standards
Subcommittee, an ANSI-approved body for data, voice and networking
"Dave Fellows’ background as a cable operations executive, a
vendor, an entrepreneur and a physicist gives him a 360-degree view of
the industry that will be of great value in working across multiple
Energy 2020 constituencies," said Balan Nair, Executive Vice President
and CTO of Liberty Global and co-chair of Energy 2020. "What’s most
important, however, is the unwavering commitment he and the Layer3 TV
team share to reducing the industry’s energy footprint. We plan on using
the Energy2020 specifications in all of our future RFPs as a
requirement. This is how critical this initiative is to us."
More information on Energy 2020 and the SCTE Energy Management Program is available at http://www.scte.org/energy
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SCTE Energy 2020 resources are being made available worldwide through
SCTE’s global brand, the International Society of Broadband Experts
Layer3 TV, Inc. is a next generation
cable provider spearheading a new era of home media, combining the best
of television, social and digital life. Founded in 2013 by cable
veterans Dave Fellows and Jeff Binder, the company is based in Denver,
CO, with offices in Boston, MA, and Chicago, IL. Layer3 TV is backed by
some of the biggest players in private equity, venture capital and
entertainment including North Bridge Venture Partners and Evolution
Media Partners, whose shareholders include TPG Growth, CAA and Jeff
Skoll/Participant Media. To learn more follow Layer3 TV on Twitter: @Layer3TV and Facebook: Layer3TV or visit Layer3TV.com.
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