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Broadband Briefs for 6/27/07

Wed, 06/27/2007 - 8:28am
CED staff

* Clearwire using Affinegy’s InstaLAN
Clearwire Corp. will use Affinegy’s InstaLAN software for the setup and management of its subscribers’ home Wi-Fi network devices.

The InstaLAN solution provides a simple user interface to aid consumers in installing and securing their wireless networks. Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications and Charter Communications have already chosen Affinegy’s home network offering.

* Harmonic adds Silicon Valley exec to board
Harmonic Inc. has appointed Harold Covert, EVP and CFO at Openwave Systems, to the company’s board of directors, and Harmonic has also named him chairman of its audit committee.

Prior to Openwave, Covert was CFO at Extreme Networks and Silicon Graphics, as well as at Adobe Systems. He is also a director and chairman for JDSU’s audit committee. 

* SureWest creates business bundle
SureWest Communications has created a service and equipment bundle for small businesses in the Sacramento area that combines the TalkSwitch 480vs telephone system with SureWest services.

Services include unlimited nationwide calling, business-class high-speed Internet, e-mail accounts and business domain name registration.

* Brix adds to IPTV portfolio
Brix Networks’ BrixVision IPTV portfolio has a new addition: BrixVision Live Monitoring, which provides in-network service quality visibility by monitoring and analyzing live video streams at critical service demarcation points within the delivery network.

* Verizon’s network expands
Verizon Wireless has extended its EV-DO Rev. A technology in the greater SouthBend, Ind. area, covering about 1,400 square miles. Verizon rolled out its EV-DO network in the South Bend area in December.

Verizon has also expanded its FiOS TV service in Spring Valley, N.Y., and Bedford, Mass.

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