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NTIA Announces First State Broadband Mapping Grants

NTIA Announces First State Broadband Mapping Grants


Recovery Act Funding to Provide Policymakers and Consumers with Improved Data on Internet Service in California, Indiana, North Carolina, and Vermont


For Immediate Release: October 5, 2009

Contact: Mark Tolbert, 202-482-8176 or press@ntia.doc.gov


WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) today announced that it has awarded the first four grants under NTIA’s State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program to fund activities in California, Indiana, North Carolina, and Vermont. The program, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will increase broadband access and adoption through better data collection and broadband planning. The data will be displayed in NTIA’s national broadband map, a tool that will inform policymakers’ efforts and provide consumers with improved information on the broadband Internet services available to them. more

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Occam Networks’ New VDSL2 Blade Features Industry Leading Port Density on Display at ITU Telecom World in Geneva.

Offers Broadband Operators the Performance of VDSL2 in a 48-port 1-RU Platform Minimizing Space and Power Requirements

Geneva, Switzerland and SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – October 5, 2009 – Occam Networks®, Inc. (Nasdaq: OCNW) a leading broadband access supplier offering multiservice access platform (MSAP) solutions based on pure packet technologies has announced the newest blade in its BLC 6000 platform. The BLC 6216 VDSL2 blade has automatic fallback to ADSL2Plus and provides double the port density of competitive products in a more compact form factor and with less energy consumption. Commercial availability is expected in Q1 2010 as part of the Occam OS 7.0 system release.

“Flexibility is an important consideration as telecom service providers upgrade their networks. In addition, as consumers continue to demand ‘any service, anytime’ availability, access providers must also make available the software solutions that ensure superior QoE,” said Erik M. Keith, Principal Analyst, Broadband Infrastructure at more

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