Broadband Briefs for 2/29/08
* CommScope turns in record Q4; is sanguine about ’08
By Brian Santo
CommScope reported fourth-quarter 2007 sales of $462.6 million and net income of $37.6 million – both company records. That compares with Q4 2006 figures of $393.7 million and $27.2 million, respectively.
CommScope CEO Frank Drendel said, “We believe that the ongoing, fundamental global demand for bandwidth will continue to drive the need for communications infrastructure – in both wired and wireless networks.”
* Verizon expands Internet offering in Maine
By Traci Patterson
Verizon has added 30,000 additional access lines across its Maine footprint, allowing consumers in the state access to its high-speed Internet service.
The expansion follows the completion of a $12-million DSL technology deployment plan.
With the completion of this project, Verizon’s high-speed Internet service is now available to approximately 70 percent of the company's access lines in Maine.
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