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Actelis Networks’ T1 Line Replacement Solution Helps Hargray Communications Significantly Boost Broadband Services to Business Customers

Actelis EFM Over Bonded Copper Market Leader

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solution enables 30 Mbps compared to 1.5 Mbps over the same two copper pairs.

FREMONT, Calif., October 1, 2009—Actelis Networks®, the leading global supplier of Ethernet over copper solutions, today announced that Hargray Communications, a provider of high-speed Internet and VOIP (Voice over IP) services to business and residential customers in South Carolina and Georgia, has deployed the company’s RUS-listed ML2300 Ethernet aggregation platforms, ML600 Ethernet Access Devices (EADs) and its XR239 EFM Repeaters to replace its low-bandwidth T1 lines. By taking advantage of Actelis’ industry-leading rate, reach and reliability, the move enables Hargray to immediately and cost effectively provide best-in-class business broadband services to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in the Hilton Head, South Carolina, and Savannah, more

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GulfPines Delivers a 10x Boost in Bandwidth by Replacing Legacy T1 and DS3 Circuits with Ethernet Over Copper From Actelis Networks

Actelis EFM Over Bonded Copper Market Leader

Their exceptional support for bonding was one of the single most important factors in selecting Actelis.”

FREMONT, Calif., October 1, 2009Actelis Networks®, the leading global supplier of Ethernet over copper solutions, today announced that GulfPines Communications, LLC, a Mississippi-based CLEC offering high-speed Internet and VoIP (Voice over IP) services to residential and business customers, is deploying the company’s ML600 Ethernet Access Devices (EADs) to replace its existing T1 and DS3 circuits. By leveraging its existing copper plant with Actelis’ ML600 EADs, GulfPines can immediately upgrade its network to offer enhanced broadband services with more than ten times the bandwidth of its legacy services. The move also brings a major reduction in operation expenditures, while allowing new and existing services to more

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INTELEPEER EXPANDS SENIOR EXECUTIVE TEAM WITH APPOINTMENT OF INDUSTRY VETERAN TO LEAD APPWORX BUSINESS UNIT

Margaret Norton Brings More Than 20 Years of Telecommunications

And Software Industry Experience to Drive AppworX Revenues and Profitability


SAN MATEO, Calif. – October 1, 2009 – IntelePeer Inc., a leader in hosted on-demand rich media communications, today announced the appointment of Margaret Norton as the general manager of the AppworX Business Unit.


As AppworX continues to gain customer traction, Norton will apply her extensive industry experience to further scale the business unit while also accelerating revenue growth and profitability. Norton will focus on building a dedicated channel development organization to leverage the AppworX Open Communications Platform across new markets.


“Margaret has earned a reputation for strong leadership during periods of dynamic growth and change, qualities that make her the right choice to lead the AppworX Business Unit,” said Frank Fawzi, IntelePeer chairman and CEO. “With the addition of Margaret, we have all of more

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Ooma Expands Free Home Phone Services With Ooma Telo

Ooma Expands Free Home Phone Services With Ooma Telo


Free U.S. Calling, Outstanding Voice Quality, Caller ID, Call Waiting, 911


PALO ALTO, Calif.– Ooma, Inc. today announced that Ooma Teloâ„¢ is now available for purchase at more than 1,200 retail locations and leading online shopping destinations. Ooma Telo offers free, clear and reliable home phone service for consumers who are tired of being held hostage by legacy phone carrier contracts and monthly fees. Ooma Telo delivers free U.S. local and long distance calls over the Internet with a suite of sophisticated telephony features that enable unparalleled ease of use and exceptional affordability. more

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Glowpoint Introduces Telepresence “Interoperability as a Service”

First-ever Service Connects Cisco TelePresence with Standards-based Telepresence and Video Conferencing Systems


HILLSIDE, N.J. October 1, 2009 - Glowpoint, Inc. (OTCBB: GLOW), a leading provider of advanced video communications solutions, today announced a new interop service that enables businesses to seamlessly connect Cisco TelePresence Rooms with standards-based telepresence and traditional video conferencing systems, which were formerly incompatible. Defined as “interoperability as a service” (IaaS), the service is now available upon request to businesses around the world.


Glowpoint’s IaaS provides a simple solution to address one of the primary challenges today for organizations deciding which telepresence solution to deploy – Cisco, Polycom, Tandberg, LifeSize, or another. The service is also intended to help businesses drive wider adoption and increased usage of their video communications systems. This service further complements Glowpoint’s current suite of managed video and business-to-business (B2B) services and may be used in conjunction or independently.


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