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US Cable taps Terayon line; EarthLink debuts in Lincoln

Sun, 03/17/2002 - 7:00pm
Anne Kerven

US Cable of Coastal-Texas will use Terayon Communication Systems Inc.'s BE 2000 cable modem termination system, and Terayon's TJ line of DOCSIS cable modems in all its networks, Terayon says. Deployments have already started to 18,000 US Cable subscribers in suburbs of Minneapolis, Minn. The Montvale, N.J.-based cableco has more than 150,000 subscribers on networks in 10 states. Financial terms were not disclosed. …

EarthLink Inc. launched its high-speed Internet service to 150,000 homes in Time Warner Cable's Lincoln and Eastern Nebraska service areas. America Online also launched high-speed Internet service on the system. EarthLink's service has debuted on about 25 TWC systems nationwide since the middle of last year. …

CSG Systems appointed Alan Michels VP and GM of its new global customer service division, where he'll oversee all customer and account management support for the company's global software customer base. Michels was president and CEO of U.K.-based Telewest Communications. CSG provides billing and customer-care systems. …

Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc. inked a deal with Victor Co. of Japan Ltd., under which Victor will use Gemstar's interactive program guide technology in its line of JVC TVs, analog and digital terrestrial set-top boxes, and other video products in North America, Europe and Japan. Financial terms were not disclosed. …

Source Media Inc. sold its 50 percent interest in SourceSuite LLC to an Insight Communications unit for an undisclosed amount. The unit already owned the balance of the equity. Source Media also sold its IT Network business to BlueStreak Media Inc. for $245,000 in cash, with promise of another 5 percent of revenue from the next year. When the sales are complete, Source will shut down, it says.

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