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NTIA AND RUS STREAMLINE PROGRAMS TO BRING BROADBAND, JOBS TO MORE AMERICANS

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NTIA AND RUS STREAMLINE PROGRAMS TO BRING BROADBAND, JOBS TO MORE AMERICANS


Agencies Plan to Consolidate Final Two Funding Rounds, Seek Comment on Program Enhancements


WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2009 - The USDA’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS) and the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) today announced they are streamlining the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s broadband grant and loan programs by awarding the remaining funding in just one more round, instead of two rounds, to increase efficiency and better accommodate applicants. more

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RAD Releases Enhanced Version of Airmux-400 Broadband Wireless Multiplexer

RADMAHWAH, New Jersey, November 10, 2009 – RAD Data Communications, Inc., the North American subsidiary of RAD Data Communications Ltd., has announced the release of software version 2.3 for its high-capacity Airmux-400 broadband wireless multiplexer. While still offering up to 50 Mbps full-duplex throughput of Ethernet and/or up to 16 T1s in a variety of unlicensed bands (plus the 4.9 Ghz public safety band), version 2.3 of the Airmux-400 includes a quartet of important new features: a new spectrum view tool, hub site synchronization (HSS) capabilities, support for monitored hot standby (MHS), and the option to select between Diversity and MIMO antenna modes.

All new Airmux-400 orders will ship with version 2.3 at the same price of the previous version 2.1, and existing Airmux-400 customers can also acquire it as an add-on via a free software upgrade.

“By adding these four more

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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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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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HATTERAS NETWORKS WINS 2009 LIGHT READING AWARD FOR BEST CARRIER ETHERNET SOLUTION

hatteras_lr_award.jpgInnovative HN6100 enables carriers to deploy Ethernet services and mobile backhaul solutions from a single platform


RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, NOVEMBER 5, 2009 – Hatteras Networks, the global leader in multi-service Ethernet solutions for enterprise access services and next-generation mobile backhaul, announced today it has won the 2009 Light Reading Ethernet Expo Award for Best Carrier Ethernet Solution with its new HN6100 multi-service platform for Ethernet business services and mobile backhaul. The Awards were presented at a ceremony at the Hilton New York during the Ethernet Expo Americas 2009 on November 3. more

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tw telecom Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results

tw telecom Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results


— Strong and Steady Financial Performance

— Grew Revenue, M-EBITDA, Net Income and Cash Flow

— Generated $34 million of Levered Free Cash Flow

— Achieved continued Enterprise Success as Demand Remained Solid


LITTLETON, Colo. – November 3, 2009 – tw telecom inc. (NASDAQ: TWTC), a leading provider of managed voice, Internet and data networking solutions for business customers, today announced its third quarter 2009 financial results, including $304.8 million of revenue, $109.4 million in Modified EBITDA1 (“M-EBITDA”), $33.8 million in levered free cash flow3 and net income of $7.7 million, or $0.05 per share. more

Cisco Announces Agreement to Acquire DVN Set-Top Box Business

Cisco Announces Agreement to Acquire DVN Set-Top Box Business

Acquisition Furthers Cisco’s Vision of the Global Connected Home


SAN JOSE, CA and SHANGHAI, CHINA and HONG KONG, Nov 02, 2009 — Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) today announced a definitive agreement to acquire the set-top box business of DVN (Holdings) Limited (SEHK: 0500). Listed in Hong Kong with major operations in China, DVN is a market and technology leader in digital cable solutions in China and shares Cisco’s vision of a high-performance, scalable and services-rich cable interactive platform extending into every home. more

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Windstream to acquire NuVox

Windstream to acquire NuVox


• Advances strategy to grow broadband and business revenues, which will represent more than half of total revenue after the transaction closes

• Drives free cash flow accretion in first full year through $30 million in annual expense and capital savings and lowers dividend payout ratio

• Adds approximately 90,000 business customers in complementary markets in 16 states across the Southeast and Midwest


Release date: Nov. 3, 2009

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Windstream Corporation (NYSE: WIN) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire NuVox, Inc., a privately held competitive local exchange carrier based in Greenville, S.C., in a transaction valued at approximately $643 million. more

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