Peenan, who is based at Tollgrade's Sarasota office, will spearhead Tollgrade's product concepts and development, through customer launches, and service maintenance.
Most recently, he served as a consultant to Verizon's fiber-to-the-premises project. Before that, he handled various products for the Acterna (now part of JDS Uniphase) cable networks unit.
Amino expands U.S. presence
U.K.-based IPTV set-top maker Amino Communications said it is tripling its U.S. office space to keep pace with sales growth and a larger workforce.
Amino, which employs 10 in the U.S. today, moved into a new 5,000 square-foot facility in Atlanta earlier this week.
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JD Power: Cable customer satisfaction improves, but churn still troubling
Cable's customer satisfaction ratings have picked up, but that hasn't kept people from defecting to the DBS camp, says a new study from JD Power and Associates.
Insight launches IP telephony
Insight Communications has launched a primary line IP telephony service to "selected areas" of northeast Indiana, including Anderson.
The deployment marks the first involving IP telephony for Insight, which plans to extend the service to other markets later this year. The MSO is already using traditional circuit-switched technology to offer telephone service in Louisville and Lexington, Ky.; Evansville, Ind.; and Columbus, Ohio.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a judgment in February 2004 by U.S. District Judge Patti Saris of the District of Massachusetts that found TiVo had not infringed on Pause's patent.
Showtime showcases Emmy hopefuls on VOD
Showtime Networks is using cable video-on-demand to shine the spotlight the programmer's Emmy-nominated original series and programs.
Through Sept. 20, Showtime will create an "Emmy Nominees" VOD category to showcase episodes of Huff, The L-Word and Penn & Teller: BULLSHIT!, the Dave Chappelle For What It's Worth comedy special, and feature-length original movies Reefer Madness and Our Fathers.
Free up phone and cable ownership, watchdog recommends
Copyright 2005 Toronto Star Newspapers, Ltd.The Toronto StarAugust 17, 2005 WednesdayFrom Lexis Nexis
Canada should abolish rules that prevent phone and cable companies, including BCE Inc.'s Bell Canada and Rogers Communications Inc., from being bought by non-Canadians because the restrictions raise costs for consumers, the country's competition watchdog says.
The government imposed the restrictions in 1987 to protect media-related companies from being acquired, responding to similar regulations in other countries.
Bell Canada bumps up speeds
Bell Canada has increased download DSL speeds to 5 Mbps for residential customers and to 6 Mbps for small- and mid-sized business customers.
The increase gives the telco competitive parity with MSOs such as Rogers Cable, which markets a 5 Mbps "Extreme" tier. Shaw Communications'flagship tier also offers 5 Mbps downstream, and its "Xtreme-I" product offers up to 7 Mbps.