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Calix Delivers New E7 Ethernet Service Access Platform to Address Accelerating Broadband Demand in Access Networks

Modular, extensible E7 introduces flexible new high-capacity option to Calix Unified Access portfolio


November 9, 2009, ORLANDO, FL (TelcoTV)— Calix, the largest communications equipment supplier focused solely on access solutions for broadband service delivery, today unveiled a revolutionary new approach to access networks: the E7 Ethernet Service Access Platform (ESAP), a modular, chassis-based pure Ethernet platform architected for carrier class performance, deployment flexibility and management simplicity. Marrying an advanced 100 gigabits per second (Gbps) backplane with a one rack unit (RU), two slot chassis, the E7 can deploy any mix of GPON, point-to-point gigabit Ethernet (GE) or Active Ethernet (AE), and 10GE transport for business and residential services, allowing communications service providers (CSPs) to combine multiple E7 platforms as a single, manageable network element.


The E7 is a highly extensible standards-based, Ethernet platform that offers CSPs the flexibility needed to address the bandwidth more

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Midwest Video Solutions Selects Net Insight for Trans-Pacific Video Transmission to US Military Bases

Digital TV service provider relies on Net Insight’s Nimbra to Deliver Trans-Pacific Virtual Headend Service to Soldiers Stationed in Japan


9 November 2009

ORLANDO, Florida – Net Insight, a leading developer of efficient and scalable optical transport solutions for media, IP and broadcast networks, today announced that is has supplied Nimbra switches to Midwest Video Solutions (“MVS”), a leading provider of robust Digital TV solutions, to provide a virtual headend feed from their facilities in Westby, Wisconsin to a US military base in Japan.


Net Insight delivers 100 percent Quality of Service, allowing customers to transport any service to any network location without packet loss. The optimized Nimbra platform meets the needs of broadcasters, media networks, IPTV/CATV operators, Metro Ethernet and telecom operators in a one-system solution. Headend operators can use the Nimbra platform to form virtual headend services with scalable layer-2 multicast and no packet loss. more

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Social Networking and Collaborative Application Usage Explodes in Businesses Worldwide

SOCIAL NETWORKING AND COLLABORATIVE APPLICATION USAGE EXPLODES IN BUSINESSES WORLDWIDE


Personal-to-Business “Crossover” is Accelerating, Says Latest Industry Report from Palo Alto Networks


SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 9, 2009 – Palo Alto Networksâ„¢, the leader in next-generation firewalls, today announced results of an international study that reveal the use of social networking and collaborative applications for business purposes has skyrocketed in the last six month period. With increased adoption of Web-based applications comes new business and security risks that go far beyond potential productivity losses. Yet most companies have outdated IT infrastructure and usage policies that may fail to protect them from these growing risks.


These are just some of the results of the fourth Application Usage and Risk Report (Fall Edition 2009), a semi-annual analysis of application usage on enterprise networks. Unlike other industry reports that are based on behavioral surveys, the Application Usage and Risk Report looks more

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Cogent reports Q309

Cogent Communications Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results

Press Release

Source: Cogent Communications Group, Inc.

On 7:00 am EST, Monday November 9, 2009


WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 –


Financial and Business Highlights


Service revenue for Q3 2009 of $60.2 million - an increase of 3.9% from $58.0 million for Q2 2009 and an increase of 10.3% from $54.6 million for Q3 2008

Foreign exchange positively impacts revenue growth from Q2 2009 to Q3 2009 by $0.9 million and negatively impacts revenue growth from Q3 2008 to Q3 2009 by $0.9 million

Traffic growth of over 15% from Q2 2009 to Q3 2009

EBITDA, as adjusted, of $17.0 million for Q3 2009 an increase of 2.0% from $16.7 million for Q2 2009 and an increase of 20.1% from $14.2 million for Q3 2008

Operating income for Q3 2009 of $0.5 million

Approximately 21,000 customer connections on the more

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Windstream Reports Third-Quarter Earnings Results

Windstream Reports Third-Quarter Earnings Results


Generates $242 million in net cash from operations and $175 million in free cash flow

Produces $535 million in free cash flow year-to-date in 2009, a 5 percent increase year-over-year

Achieves lowest absolute access line loss since company’s formation in 2006

Adds approximately 26,000 new high-speed Internet customers and more than 11,000 new digital TV customers

Repurchases 8.9 million shares and returns $560 million to shareholders through share repurchases and dividends this year


Press Release

Source: Windstream Corporation

On 6:58 am EST, Monday November 9, 2009


LITTLE ROCK, Ark.–Windstream Corporation (NYSE: WIN) today reported third-quarter earnings results highlighted by the lowest absolute access line loss since the company’s formation in 2006.


Windstream also announced the Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission has approved the company’s acquisition of D&E Communications announced on May more

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