Always in tune with a paperless membership, the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers says its approved cable telecommunications standards are now online at www.scte.org.
SCTE's goal is to ensure standards are used by making them readily available.
"The point of developing standards is to get everyone to use them," says VP of standards Steve Oksala. Free and easily accessible standards are more likely to be used, he says.
Anyone can get access to the documents, although paper copies are still $25 through SCTE's bookstore for members — $50 for nonmembers.
SCTE also points out its standards section on its Web site has news, details on standards mission, subcommittee descriptions, a calendar and downloadable forms used in the standards process. Also included: standards-related white papers and documents.