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SlideshowUTC Telecom 2014: Socket to Me
Jason Meyers
5/12/2014
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PHOENIX, Ariz. -- UTC Telecom 2014 -- The Utilities Telecom Council attracted roughly 1,800 total attendees to Phoenix last week, all there to explore the overhaul of the utility communications network and the expansion of utilities into broadband services.

Network modernization was the name of the game, as more than 180 technology vendors -- many of them familiar names in the telecom world -- shopped their high-tech wares to representatives from 300 global utilities, according to UTC.

Click the image below to launch a short slideshow of the event's highlights.

Down to Business
Phoenix was a bright and sunny 80 degrees during most of the event. The basement of the Phoenix Convention Center was... well... not.
Phoenix was a bright and sunny 80 degrees during most of the event. The basement of the Phoenix Convention Center was… well… not.

— Jason Meyers, Contributing Editor, Light Reading

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FakeMitchWagner
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FakeMitchWagner,
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5/12/2014 | 6:56:11 PM
Re: Diamondbacks mascot
At least they didn't get pedobear for the ribbon-cutting.

Not enough purple.

We were in Phoenix in January 2013. Same deserted downtown.
Carol Wilson
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Carol Wilson,
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5/12/2014 | 6:13:18 PM
11 months of Michigan winter?
So it was winter last June in Michigan - I missed that news.
mendyk
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mendyk,
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5/12/2014 | 3:33:02 PM
Re: Diamondbacks mascot
Yes, the Arizona Cardinal was there, although who knows why. Maybe there was a special session for local team mascots in one of the many breakout rooms, though I don't remember seeing the Phoenix Coyote. Maybe he was in the desert setting up the latest RCS (Roadrunner Capture System) from Acme.
jasonmeyers
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jasonmeyers,
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5/12/2014 | 2:38:11 PM
Re: Diamondbacks mascot
Phoenix Warblers? 

 

 
DOShea
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DOShea,
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5/12/2014 | 2:15:17 PM
Re: Diamondbacks mascot
I'm assuming Cardinals, well, unless it was a red-faced warbler...
jasonmeyers
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jasonmeyers,
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5/12/2014 | 2:02:52 PM
Re: Diamondbacks mascot
Aha - thanks for the ID. There was a big red bird there too, but all my photos of it are blurry because it wouldn't stand still. Arizona Cardinals?
DOShea
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DOShea,
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5/12/2014 | 1:36:16 PM
Diamondbacks mascot
That's D. Baxter the Bobcat, by the way... I guess no one wants to have their kids in photos cuddling up to a snake mascot...
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