Broadband Briefs for 10/30/08

Thu, 10/30/2008 - 8:00am

Knott exits from Comcast
By Brian Santo

Comcast’s senior vice president for government affairs, Kerry Knott, has left the company.

Knott intends to continue to consult with the company, as well as with the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA).

Knott had joined Comcast from Microsoft’s D.C. office. Prior to that, he had worked for former House Republican Majority Leader Richard Armey. 

JDSU increases revenues, loss in Q1 2009
By Brian Santo

JDSU’s fiscal 2009 first-quarter revenue increased, but so did its losses. The company recorded $380.7 million in sales, up from $356.7 million a year ago, while posting a loss of $16.4 million, compared with a deficit of $6.9 million a year ago in its Q1 2008.

On a segment-by-segment basis, Optical Communications revenue was up significantly from last year, Communications Test and Measurement revenue down a bit, Advanced Optical Technologies up and Commercial Lasers up.

Looking ahead to the second quarter of fiscal 2009, ending Dec. 27, 2008, JDSU said it expects revenue to be in the range of $360 to $390 million.

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