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MAIN FACILITIES OF SCIENTIFIC-ATLANTA'S BROADBAND COMMUNICATIONS GROUP TO RECEIVE ISO 9001 INTERNATIONAL QUALITY CERTIFICATION

 ATLANTA, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Key facilities of Scientific- Atlanta's Broadband Communications Group have passed the final Assessment audit for certification to ISO 9001.
 Formal certification is expected in about 30 days.
 ISO 9001 is the worldwide total quality standard set by the International Organization for Standardization based in Geneva, Switzerland.
 The Broadband Communications Group is becoming a focal point for the convergence of cable television, computers and telephony with its production of end-to-end broadband communications systems for use in the United States and many other countries. Much of that equipment is designed and manufactured at facilities in Norcross, Ga., a suburb of Atlanta.
 "ISO 9001 certification of Broadband facilities is more than a seal of approval. It is part of an ongoing quality assurance process and one more example of Scientific-Atlanta's continuing commitment to offer the highest quality products possible," said James McDonald, president and CEO of Scientific-Atlanta.
 ISO 9001 is a vigorous international quality standard being adopted by a growing number of countries. It offers guidelines in 20 different areas including design, production, test and inspection, repair, customer service, field service, and quality management systems. Other parts of Broadband yet to be certified include the recently acquired NEXUS business unit in Vancouver, British Columbia, and facilities in Phoenix, Arizona and the United Kingdom. Broadband's goal is to have its remaining facilities ISO 9001 compliant within one year, and also work with its suppliers to help them become ISO 9001 certified.
 The ISO audit was conducted by the auditing team from Det Norske Veritas Industry, Inc. (DNV) which examined virtually every aspect of Broadband's quality management system, from management responsibility, contract review and purchasing, to inspection, packaging, training and service.
 Several other Scientific-Atlanta units from its Network Systems and Instrumentation groups recently received certification.
 Periodic reassessments will be conducted by DNV at Broadband over the next three years to ensure continued compliance with ISO 9001.
 Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. (NYSE: SFA) is a world leader in broadband communications systems, cable television electronics, satellite-based communications networks, and instrumentation for industrial, telecommunications and government applications.
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 /CONTACT: Bill Brobst of Scientific-Atlanta, 404-903-6306, or, home, 404-623-4233/
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