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Broadband Briefs for 4/17/07

Tue, 04/17/2007 - 10:40am
CED staff

* Verizon creates own Nor’easter

Verizon has expanded its services and its network in the Northeast.

The company’s FiOS TV service is now available to some 6,000 households in Canton, Mass. Canton is among 41 communities in the state where Verizon’s service is being offered—to more than 270,000 households. Negotiations with 25 other Massachusetts communities are in the works.

Verizon has also expanded its network with two new cell sites in Charlestown and Plainfield, N.H.

The expansion increases coverage and capacity along I-91, US-5 in Vermont, NH-12, NH-12a and VT/NH-11, as well as coverage to downtown Charlestown and Plainfield. The development is part of the company's aggressive multi-billion dollar network investment each year, including nearly $318 million in New England in 2006 alone.

* Spacenet, One Ring Networks ink deal

Spacenet Inc. has signed a reseller partner agreement with One Ring Networks, enabling the telecom services provider to supply Spacenet's Connexstar satellite voice, data and video communications offerings, which are intended for enterprise and government clients.

The satellite service delivers a wireless connectivity solution that does not rely on the local terrestrial telecom infrastructure. It offers speeds of up to 2 Mbps and is compatible with the Gilat SkyEdge VSAT platform and the Cisco IP VSAT Satellite Network Module.

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