Meet the BTR Editorial Team

Stephen Hardy - Editorial Director and Associate Publisher


Stephen has covered fiber optics for more than 15 years, and communications and technology for more than 30 years. He is responsible for establishing and executing Broadband Technology Report's editorial strategy across its website, newsletters, research and other information products. He has won multiple awards for his writing.

Contact Stephen to discuss:

  • Contributing editorial material to the website
  • The direction of a staff-written article or event
  • Broadband Technology Report editorial attendance at industry events
  • Arranging a visit to Broadband Technology Report's offices
  • Coverage of announcements
  • General questions of an editorial nature

Contact Stephen at or 603-891-9454


Ron Hendrickson - Managing Editor

As BTR's managing editor, Ron keeps the editorial wheels from coming off. He gathers and posts daily news, interviews

cable's movers and shakers, maintains BTR's social media, and generally keeps his finger on the pulse of the industry. He joined BTR in 2010 and got his start in cable in 1998.

Contact Ron at or 720-938-2835


Carl Weinschenk  - Contributing Writer


As a contributing writer for BTR, Carl is responsible for general editorial submissions and writes many of the features. Weinschenk has covered the cable and telecommunications industries since the 1990s.

Contact Carl at or 516-621-2978


Monta Hernon  - Contributing Writer


As a contributing writer, Monta has the pleasure of digging into the technology topics that most interest cable's movers and shakers. She writes weekly features, special reports, the illustrious Diamond Technology Reviews, and is responsible for the new LATAM executive newsletter, which is muy fantastico. Monta has been with BTR since 2011, and has been covering the cable and telecommunications industries since around 1996.

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Optical Testing Made Easy with AFL's FlexScan OTDR

October 6, 2015

At Cable-Tec Expo, be sure to swing by AFL's booth (1027) to check out their new FlexScan OTDR with LinkMap and SmartAuto. The pocket-sized OTDR automatically selects the optimal settings to troubleshoot an existing network or characterize a new one. Color-coded icons highlight faults and recommend corrective actions. The instrument also includes a visual fault locator, optional source and power meter, and Bluetooth and WiFi communications.

Verimatrix MultiRights Streamlines Multi-DRM Compliance

October 6, 2015

2015 Diamond Technology Reviews are in and this year feature some of the industry’s top products as determined by an impartial team of judges from leading technology companies. Verimatrix scored an impressive 4 Diamonds for their MultiRights Product, part of the VCAS Security Platform.

Three Questions with Cox' Kristine Faulkner

August 26, 2015

Kristine Faulkner, Cox Communications' vice president/general manager, Home Security & Smart Home, chats with BTR's Ron Hendrickson about why the time is right technologically for cable to offer home security, current and emerging home networking technologies, and "gotchas" to watch out for.

Three Questions with Cox' Steve Rowley

August 26, 2015

Steve Rowley, senior vice president of Cox Business, speaks with BTR's Ron Hendrickson about the changing landscape for business services, predominant and emerging technologies for serving both SMBs and larger enterprises, and some pointers for cable operators looking to get into business services.

Three Questions with Cox' Kevin Hart

August 26, 2015

Cox Communications Executive Vice President and CTO Kevin Hart chats with BTR's Ron Hendrickson about gigabit, fiber, DOCSIS 3.1, recent changes in video technology, and emerging technologies to keep an eye on.

BTR Blogs

BTR Managing Editor Ron Hendrickson

BTR's Top 5 (or so) Expo Tech Trends

10/07/2015 If you're looking for cable technology trends, the SCTE's Cable-Tec Expo is the one-stop shop. Now in its 33rd year, Expo is the venue to see ...
BTR Managing Editor Ron Hendrickson

The Future Is Here, and It's OTT

10/05/2015 OK, that over-the-top (OTT) appears to be the future of video isn't really news any more. What is news is that it's accelerating, and in places ...
BTR Managing Editor Ron Hendrickson

DOCSIS 3.1: Just about There

09/23/2015 DOCSIS 3.1 is edging closer to reality - or more properly, to availability. The latest DOCSIS 3.1 interop, held at CableLabs earlier this week ...

White Papers & Special Reports

Cloud Based DVR - Business Brief

September 25, 2015 TV has changed dramatically. No more are we tied to the living room and a network schedule to enjoy a favorite program. Te...

Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) to the Home

September 14, 2015 CCAP is getting a lot of attention due to its ability to reduce costs for operators and better meet bandwidth needs for IP...

Dynamic Ad Insertion Extends Monetization Opportunities

July 30, 2015 Video on demand (VoD) has become a consistent moneymaker for video content providers. However, until recently VoD hasn't f...

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2015 Cable-Tec Expo Wrap-Up

Whether you couldn't make it to Cable-Tec this year or want to see if you missed anything while you were there, you'll want to join BTR editors Stephen Hardy and Ron Hendrickson as they reveal their picks for the most important happenings at the show. They'll cover announcements, emerging trends, and perhaps one or two rumors. Expect to learn wh...
( October 22, 2015 / 02:00 PM

How CCAP is changing the landscape of service deployment and testing within the home environment

How does CCAP extend to the home, adding capacity and flexibility to provide new and improved services? This webinar, sponsored by Viavi Solutions, discusses the benefits of CCAP in the home, including what this new environment will look like from the customer and operator perspectives. It will address implementation methods, showing the di...
Date: September 30, 2015
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Featured Hangout

Three Technologies, One Conversation

October 28, 2014

Join BTR in an exclusive Google Hangout for a wide-ranging 30-minute informal discussion of the latest in multiscreen video, home gateways, and testing/monitoring of DOCSIS 3.1 and fiber networks.
Sponsored by Alticast, Hitron Technologies, SCTE, and VeEX.

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