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Broadband Briefs for 9/02/08

Tue, 09/02/2008 - 8:00am

Verizon’s high-speed Internet service expands in Ore.
By Traci Patterson

Consumers and businesses in Port Orford, Ore., will soon have access to Verizon’s high-speed Internet service, which is based on DSL technology.

Verizon technicians are currently installing high-speed Internet equipment at company facilities in the area. The upgrades will allow Verizon to offer broadband service to customers in Port Orford starting in September.

Verizon High Speed Internet subscribers have access to a collection of features and services, including online protection with Verizon Internet Security Suite, Verizon Enhanced Email, Verizon Premium Tech Support, online gaming, free news from ABC News Now and free sports from ESPN360, the company said.

Ipitek intros digital transport multiplexer
By Traci Patterson

Integrated Photonics Technology (Ipitek) has added the HBR-2502 Digital Transport Multiplexer – built to provide a cost-effective, total converged solution for video, voice and data by managing and expanding a customer's broadband network - to its Internet Media Transport (IMTRAN) product line.

The HBR-2502 is an optical fiber multiplexing platform that handles both analog and digital video; DS1, DS3 and SONET; and Ethernet and asynchronous data. It maximizes signal flow, eliminating wasted bits to utilize only the amount of required bandwidth for the signal to be transported, the company said.

"How you manage your bandwidth can determine whether or not you make your budgets; whether or not you can provide top quality, reliable services to your customers effectively and efficiently," said Michael Salour, chairman and CEO of Ipitek.  "With video accounting for a 60 percent share of all Internet traffic today, Ipitek's HBR-2502 is built to ensure that you are fully prepared for the video communications revolution."

More Broadband Direct:

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• AT&T launches U-verse services in central Arkansas

• Tandberg, Ericsson to host a slew of demos at IBC

• Entone to bow multi-stream IP video gateway at IBC

• India-based Sify selects Cisco's gear

• Deutsche Telekom using Motorola's IPTV boxes

• Convergys evaluating separation of Information Management biz

• Broadweave Networks buys Provo FTTH network

• Wireless Week: Alcatel-Lucent Names Russo Replacement

• Broadband Briefs for 9/02/08

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