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New England Chapter event to be held this Thursday

Walk-ins can join the some 50 people who have already signed up for the presentation on counterfeit cables this Thursday by Frank Peri, executive director of the Communications Cable and Connectivity Association (CCCA), who will speak at the New England Chapter's fall education event on Oct. 17 at The Beechwood Hotel in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Peri's presentation, "Non-Compliant and Counterfeit Communications Cable ... A Snapshot of What We've Learned," will focus on CCCA's surveillance findings on compliance of communications copper cabling to National Electrical Code requirements for fire safety.

The presentation will also summarize initiatives by the CCCA to inform and alert the structured cabling industry and U.S. Customs of the extent of the problems such bad cables pose as well as cover results to date from CCCA's collaboration with independent third-party listing agencies. The audience is encouraged to use and apply this information, within its sphere of influence, to help preserve the integrity of the industry and protect
public safety.

Peri has years of experience in the communications cabling industry. He has served on committees for the NFPA and the TIA. In 2007, he joined CCCA, which has focused on policy for cabling infrastructure, and has supported and issued reports on cables that are bad and/or counterfeit. He has been active as a speaker at industry events, frequently making presentations at IWCS.

The event will begin with a networking/social hour at 5:30 pm, followed by Peri's presentation at 6:30 pm and dinner and networking at 7:30 pm. Registration is $95, $80 for WAI chapter members. The form can be found at, and walk-ins are welcomed. For more details, contact WAI's Anna Bzowski at tel. 203-453-2777, ext. 126, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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