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PAETEC standardizes on Cisco IP NGN nationwide

PAETEC Announces Its Standardization on Cisco IP NGN Nationwide


Consistent Network Elements Will Benefit Customers, Drive Cisco Powered Voice and Video Services


FAIRPORT, N.Y., Jan 11, 2010 — PAETEC Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: PAET), which provides data, voice, and Internet solutions to business-class customers nationwide, announced that it will standardize on Cisco(R) Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network edge and core platforms. As a result, PAETEC will continue to increase the availability and reliability of its existing MPLS-VPN, IP trunking, hosted firewall and dedicated Internet services while accelerating deployment of emerging next-generation collaboration services. more

Broadband Signups to Fall by 10% in 2010, analyst says

Broadband Sign-ups To Fall By 10 Percent in 2010, Forecast Shows


Silver Spring, MD—Approximately 4 million U.S. households will become new high-speed Internet customers this year, marking a 10% decline in subscriber growth compared to 2009, according to a new forecast by market research provider Pike & Fischer.


The total number of broadband-connected homes will exceed 77 million by the end of the year, representing about 65 percent of all U.S. households, P&F says in its new report, Broadband Competition Outlook 2010. more

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Motorola acquires digital rights firm SecureMedia

Motorola Strengthens IP Video Portfolio With Strategic Acquisition


SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Jan. 7 — Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of SecureM, LLC and its wholly owned subsidiaries, together operating as SecureMedia®, a developer of software-based digital rights management (DRM) and security systems for IP video distribution and management. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition, which is subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to close in Q1 2010. SecureMedia will now become part of Motorola’s Home & Networks Mobility business. more

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NTIA Plays Matchmaker for Broadband Stimulus Applicants

COMMERCE DEPARTMENT’S NTIA AND USDA’S RUS ANNOUNCE ONLINE TOOL FOR PROSPECTIVE BROADBAND STIMULUS APPLICANTS


“BroadbandMatch” Intended to Help Prospective Applicants for Recovery Act Funding Find Broadband Project Partners


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 7, 2010


NTIA Media Contact: USDA Media Contact:

Jessica Schafer Bartel Kendrick

202-482-5670 202-379-8400


WASHINGTON – The Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the USDA’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS) today announced the launch of BroadbandMatch, a new online tool to facilitate partnerships among prospective applicants to the agencies’ broadband grant and loan programs. The programs, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, are intended to expand broadband access and adoption in America, helping to bridge the digital divide, create jobs, and stimulate long-term economic growth. more

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Sprint extends $50 Boost service to CDMA

BOOST MOBILE TO OFFER HANDSETS ON NATIONWIDE SPRINT NETWORK WITH ‘MONTHLY UNLIMITED’ PREPAID PLAN


Sprint CDMA—Available January 13—and Nextel iDEN Network Powerhouse Combination Enhances Boost Mobile Phone Portfolio and Coverage to Serve over 274 Million Customers Nationwide


IRVINE, Calif. – Furthering its commitment to offer value and simplicity in no contract wireless services, today Boost Mobile®, part of the Sprint Prepaid Group, announced its popular $50 ‘Monthly Unlimited’ plan will be available on January 13, 2010 on the Nationwide Sprint CDMA Network reaching more than 274 million people. By late January, Boost Mobile customers will be able to take advantage of three new CDMA handsets that include Kyocera’s Sanyo Mirroâ„¢ SCP3810 and Sanyo Incognitoâ„¢ SCP6760, along with Boost Mobile’s first smartphone, the BlackBerry® Curveâ„¢ 8330 from Research In Motion (RIM) available on a new $60 ‘BlackBerry Monthly Unlimited’ plan. more

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Sling Media unveils new gear at CES

Sling Media Unveils Suite of New OEM Products at CES 2010


Innovative New Placeshifting Products Improve Time to Market, Simplify Installation for Television Service Providers


LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwire - 01/06/10) - CES — Sling Media, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ:SATS - News), today unveiled four products as part of an expanded strategy targeted at television service providers and consumer electronics manufacturers. Leveraging the award-winning technology in its core Slingbox� product, Sling Media has created elegant, easy-to-install new products that deliver video placeshifting, allowing anyone to enjoy their video around their home or around the world.


New Sling Media OEM Products Unveiled at CES 2010:


— Slingbox 700U

— Sling Receiver 300

— Sling Monitor 150

— Sling Touch Control 100 more

Comcast settles P2P throttling class action

Comcast Corporation Settles Class Action Consumer Lawsuit Over Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Practices


SAN DIEGO, Dec. 21, 2009 — Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) has agreed to settle a consumer class action that challenged the company’s practice of secretly blocking certain Internet traffic while claiming to provide unlimited Internet access. The lawsuit alleges that Comcast impaired the use of some “Peer-to-Peer” file sharing traffic (”P2P”) on Comcast’s High-Speed Internet network. Under the terms of the settlement, Comcast has agreed to pay up to $16 million, less settlement costs, to eligible Class members. more

Fairpoint hires former Vermont official as state president

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Jeff Nevins

207.648.3088

jnevins@fairpoint.com


FAIRPOINT COMMUNICATIONS NAMES MICHAEL K. SMITH AS VERMONT STATE PRESIDENT


BURLINGTON, VT (December 21, 2009) – FairPoint Communications has named Vermont native Michael K. Smith as Vermont State President. He will be responsible for regulatory matters, governmental relations, and economic development for Vermont. more

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Qwest gets $1B line of credit

Qwest Communications International Inc. Announces New $1.035 Billion Revolving Credit Facility


DENVER, Dec. 21, 2009 – Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE:Q) today announced that it has entered into a new revolving credit facility. The new $1.035 billion agreement expires on Sept. 30, 2013, and replaces the company’s pre-existing revolving credit agreement that was scheduled to expire on Oct. 21, 2010. Wachovia Bank, National Association – an affiliate of Wells Fargo Securities, LLC – acts as administrative agent under the new agreement. more

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Wireless Providers to Receive Access to Cost-Effective Backhaul through New Partnership between Nitel and TowerSource

CHICAGO – Nitel, Inc., a single-source provider of telecommunications network services and nationwide virtual network operator, today announced a partnership with Colorado-based TowerSource, the largest and most accurate vertical asset marketplace. The two companies entered into a joint marketing agreement, which will leverage Nitel’s cost-effective backhaul connectivity to wireless towers with TowerSource’s extensive database of wireless sites across the country.

The TowerSource marketplace connects tower owners to those seeking to secure vertical real estate for co-location. The arrangement enables users of the TowerSource marketplace to source backhaul network connectivity from wireless towers in the 48 contiguous states to their terrestrial networks. Nitel uses the networks of over 100 carriers across the country to provide the best, most cost-effective option for its clients. more

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