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Verizon Conducts World’s First 10 Gigabit-per-Second Fiber-to-the-Premises Field Test

Next-Generation Passive Optical Network Test Paves Way for Enormous Capacity Increases


WALTHAM, Mass. – Verizon (NYSE: VZ) is the first telecommunications company in the world to successfully field-test a passive optical network system known as XG PON that can transmit data at 10 gigabits per second (Gbps) downstream and 2.4 Gbps upstream, four times as fast as the current top transmission speeds supporting the company’s all-fiber FiOS network.


The test, conducted recently in southern Massachusetts sets the stage for Verizon to meet the emerging customer demand for a wide variety of devices and applications that require a network capable of transmitting large amounts of data at very high speeds. The devices and applications could include unicast HD video streaming, ultra-high-definition video, 3D video, user-generated content distribution, video conferencing and new high-speed data services for medium and large business customers. more

BendBroadband Launches Nation’s Fastest Wireless Internet Service

December 15, 2009 Bend, Ore. – BendBroadband has announced the launch of the nation’s fastest wireless data network. The local family-owned cable operator dramatically expanded its service footprint in Central Oregon with the first U.S. deployment of the HSPA+ (High Speed Packet Access Plus) wireless broadband network standard, upgradable to LTE (Long Term Evolution).

The company’s new wireless broadband network will provide the fastest wireless speeds available in the U.S., delivering 15 Mbps under optimal conditions. Average download speeds, depending on customer location, will be between 6 and 8 Mbps.


BendBroadband’s wireless network extends miles beyond its cable footprint to encompass Madras to the north and La Pine to the south. The new service also provides east-west coverage from Prineville to Sisters. Within those four geographic points, residents who have struggled for broadband services now have access to robust high-speed Internet service. The company will introduce a feature-rich home more

Global-i (Gi) Customer Assessment and Acquisition Services Available Now for Converged Communications and IT Clients, December 8, 2009

Global-i, Inc.

Media Contact

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1-888-931-1117

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Global-i (Gi) Customer Assessment and Acquisition Services Available Now for Converged Communications and IT Clients, December 8, 2009 . .


Herndon, VA (December 8, 2009) - Global-i (www.globaliconsulting.com), a provider of strategic business and technology consulting and project-based outsourcing services to Commercial and Government Clients is now making its Customer Assessment™ Services available. Global-i Assessment™ Services offers a suite of services that will benefit communications clients to acquire new customers for new products and services, and boost its acquisition efforts for current products and services. Utilizing the Global-i Assessment and Acquisition Methodologies, Service Providers, Systems Integrators, OEMs, Enterprise, Government and Vertical Market Customers can quickly jump start their customer assessment and acquisition activities. The services are focused on several next-generation and emerging technologies in the areas of 3G and 4G Wireless, VoIP and Broadband Access, Wireless Integration more

Cox Business Enhances Data Portfolio with Online Backup

Cox Business Enhances Data Portfolio with Online Backup


Business-Class Online Backup Service Free for Cox Business Internet Customers


ATLANTA – Cox Business announced today that it is extending its award-winning data services portfolio to include online backup capabilities. Cox Business Online Backup service automatically backs up business files to secure data centers to ensure that critical data is protected in the event of PC file corruption, accidental deletion or hardware failure caused by human error or unforeseen disaster. more

Cox Communications Announces Hampton Roads, Omaha and Orange County as First Wireless Markets

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, DECEMBER 8, 2009


Cox Communications Announces Hampton Roads, Omaha and Orange County as First Wireless Markets


ATLANTA – Cox Communications, Inc. announced today that it is first introducing its new

wireless phone and mobile high speed Internet services in Hampton Roads, Va., Omaha, Neb.; and Orange County, Calif. Today’s announcement continues the company’s long history of introducing competitive telecommunications services to the marketplace.

Cox was the first cable company to begin offering traditional landline telephone services in 1997 and Cox customers were among the first in the nation to enjoy a competitive choice among providers. Today, Cox is the number one phone company in many markets it serves. In September, Cox received highest honors in J.D. Power and Associates 2009 Residential Telephone Customer Satisfaction StudySM in the East and West, marking the seventh consecutive honor in the West. more

ZAYO BANDWIDTH COMMITS $65m TO 2010 NETWORK EXPANSION

LOUISVILLE, Colo.– December 2, 2009 – Zayo Bandwidth, a regional provider of fiber-based bandwidth infrastructure solutions for carrier, enterprise and government customers, announced today that it has committed $65 million in its capital expenditure program for FY 2010. Allocated funds will be used for the expansion of Zayo’s fiber networks and service capabilities in support of customer driven solutions. more

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Windstream to acquire Iowa Telecommunications Services, Inc.

Windstream to acquire Iowa Telecommunications Services, Inc.


• Improves company’s financial position with free cash flow accretive transaction that lowers dividend payout ratio while maintaining solid balance sheet

• Provides approximately $35 million in annual expense and capital savings

• Includes tax assets with an estimated net present value of approximately $130 million

• Grows rural footprint with expansion into Iowa and Minnesota and adds approximately 256,000 access lines, about 95,000 high-speed Internet customers and about 26,000 digital TV customers

• Iowa Telecom Chairman and CEO Alan Wells to join Windstream board of directors


Release date: Nov. 24, 2009

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Windstream Corporation (NYSE: WIN) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Iowa Telecommunications Services, Inc. (NYSE: IWA), based in Newton, Iowa, in a transaction valued at approximately $1.1 billion.


Iowa Telecom shareholders will receive 0.804 more

Global-i (Gi) Launches its Consulting Services via its Broadband Solutions to Support Recovery Act for Broadband Initiative, November 23, 2009

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Corporate Communications

1-888-931-1117

corpcomm@globaliconsulting.com


Global-i (Gi) Launches its Consulting Services via its Broadband Solutions to Support Recovery Act for Broadband Initiative, November 23, 2009


Herndon, VA (November 23, 2009) - Global-i (www.globaliconsulting.com), a provider of strategic business and technology consulting and project-based outsourcing services to Commercial and Government Clients is now offering its Consulting services via Global-i Broadband Solutions in support of the Recovery Act for Broadband Initiative of 2009.

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Global-i Broadband Solutions will provide Infrastructure and Systems Consulting, Service Development and Management Consulting-based Solutions via its Consulting and Contracting Services beginning November 23rd, 2009. Global-i Broadband Solutions demonstrate expertise in three specific solution areas: Communications Service Provider and Carrier Solutions, Communications Manufacturer and OEM Solutions; and Government Policy Solutions.


For further information on these services please call our office at 703-574-2917 and visit our more

Investment in Revenue Assurance Eliminates Unbillable Revenue, says new TM Forum report

Investment in Revenue Assurance Eliminates Unbillable Revenue, says new TM Forum report


MORRISTOWN, NJ—November 18, 2009—TM Forum, the world’s premier industry group focused on business effectiveness for the communications and media sectors, announced today the results of its latest Business Benchmarking study which uncovers a direct link between Communications Service Providers (CSPs) levels of unbilled revenue and the maturity of their revenue assurance programs. The study results are included in TM Forum’s latest Insights Business Intelligence Report, “Revenue Assurance: The Hidden Opportunity”.


The report, which includes observations from recent TM Forum Business Benchmarks, finds that CSPs who target Revenue Assurance holistically differentiate themselves through high performance, efficient operations, and improved bottom-line contributions. Revenue Assurance success is best represented by the percentage of revenue that cannot be billed, a measure that reflects ability to identify revenue leakage as well as to recover leaked revenue. In the highest-performing CSPs included more

tw telecom Forms Alliance with Fiber Ring

tw telecom Forms Alliance with Fiber Ring

Colorado-based company is first national broadband provider to sign on to the project


Canandaigua, N.Y., November 18, 2009 — The Finger Lakes Regional Telecommunications Development Corp. (FLRTDC) is pleased to announce that tw telecom (Nasdaq: TWTC) — a $1 billion national broadband telecom provider based in Littleton, Colo., — has signed a master agreement with the public-benefit corporation.


The agreement makes tw telecom the first national business broadband telecommunications provider to participate in the advantages of the fiber optic ring in Ontario County. Finger Lakes Technologies Group was the first local competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) to sign with the Corporation. more

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