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Touch America expands network center, faces splitoff vote

September 5, 2001 8:00 pm | by Anne Kerven | Comments

Touch America announced a $1 million, 3,000-square-foot expansion of its Network Operations Center in Butte, Mont. Parent Montana Power Co. also will hold a special shareholder's meeting Sept. 14 to vote on the company's restructuring. The expansion brings the center to 8,700 square feet on the building's second floor, says spokesman Cort Freeman.

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Aging racetrack gets fiber optic facelift

September 5, 2001 8:00 pm | by Anne Kerven | Comments

A 46-year-old racetrack in Elkhart Lake, Wis., placed its bets on fiber optic speed with a network overhaul. Telecast Fiber Systems Inc. supplied modular video and audio fiber optic products for the Race America racetrack system. The system made its debut when the racetrack used it during the Motorola 220 CART FedEx Championship Series race Aug.

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Studies: Switching, routing and undersea cable

September 4, 2001 8:00 pm | by Anne Kerven | Comments

• Don't miss Switching and Routing 1H01 Market Share from RHK Inc. According to the look at the North American IP router market, Cisco Systems dominated, but was losing market share to Juniper Networks during the first half of the year. Cisco had a solid 70 percent of the $972 million (Q1) market, while Juniper trailed at 25 percent.

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News to peruse, if not use

September 4, 2001 8:00 pm | by Anne Kerven | Comments

Broadcom Corp. shipped its BCM2200, a single-chip modem for broadband wireless using VOFDM. The chip has more than 48 Mbps of symmetrical two-way data and is designed to work in non-line-of-sight environments. The product is part of a project with Cisco Systems to develop an ASIC for the broadband fixed wireless market, Broadcom says.

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MFN lands $50 M commitment

September 4, 2001 8:00 pm | by Anne Kerven | Comments

Metromedia Fiber Network secured another piece of a complex financing puzzle today, with a $50 million commitment letter from an unnamed investor. The letter, for a $50 million convertible debt investment, expires Sept. 17 and is subject to a cyclical set of terms, each dependent on the other. The latest commitment depends on closing the $150 million note facility led by Citicorp; closing the $...

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CableLabs announces next-gen DOCSIS spec

September 3, 2001 8:00 pm | by Anne Kerven | Comments

Even as the industry awaits DOCSIS 1.1 certification completion (reportedly to occur later this month), CableLabs says it's going forward with an updated DOCSIS spec that features advanced modulation methods — and will call it DOCSIS 2.0. The spec will feature both S-CDMA and A-TDMA modulation, and will allow upstream speeds of 30 Mbps per 6 MHz, with "noise immunity," CableLabs says.

Terayon launches cable task force

September 3, 2001 8:00 pm | by Anne Kerven | Comments

Terayon Communications System Inc.'s team of cable troubleshooters is formed and ready to roll. The seven-member Network Solutions Group meets with cable execs to talk service problems; then heads back to Terayon's sales, engineering and other groups to drum up solutions. Spokesman John Giddings says Terayon has developed a team of experts that's available to meet with executives to get an over...

More study stuff

September 3, 2001 8:00 pm | by Anne Kerven | Comments

• Optical transport equipment sales will drop 36 percent from $19.6 billion in 2000 to $12.5 billion at the end of 2001, an RHK Inc. study says in its revised figures. The research firm says that, since its last forecast, it did another round of interviews with carriers who account for 95 percent of carrier spending.

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Cablevision Selects Harmonic's NSG

August 31, 2001 8:00 pm | by Staff | Comments

Cablevision Systems Corp. has selected the Harmonic Narrowcast Services Gateway (NSG) 8100 to support Cablevision's rollout of VOD throughout the New York metro area. The Cablevision launch, scheduled for later this year, will bring interactive services to the U.S.' largest cable system cluster. By reducing the cost-per-stream for delivering VOD, the NSG provides Cablevision a key enabling tec...

Pace Micro Technology Announces Extension of its IPTV Division

August 31, 2001 8:00 pm | by Staff | Comments

Pace Micro Technology plc announced the extension of its Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) division into the U.S. Industry expert Philip Lonigro will head this new team as the director of product management. The new IPTV division, Americas is based in Pace's U.S. headquarters in Boca Raton and serves as an extension of Pace's existing IPTV division, led by Managing Director Andrew Clifforth, based in...

Scientific-Atlanta Receives @Home Approval for WebSTAR Cable Modem

August 31, 2001 8:00 pm | by Staff | Comments

Scientific-Atlanta's WebSTAR DPX110 cable modem has received @Home level 2 approval from Excite@Home. WebSTAR modems have surpassed the 150,000 unit sales mark with shipments over the past several months in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia. @Home Level 2 Approval confirms the successful integration, interoperability and provisioning of WebSTAR DPX110 within the Excite@Home DOCSIS ...

Motorola to Purchase RiverDelta

August 31, 2001 8:00 pm | by Staff | Comments

Motorola Inc. is buying RiverDelta Networks Inc., in a transaction valued at $300 million, subject to certain adjustments. According to the merger agreement, which is subject to various closing conditions, Motorola will acquire all of RiverDelta Networks' capital stock in exchange for shares of Motorola's common stock.

Verizon Offers Broadband Home Networking

August 31, 2001 8:00 pm | by Staff | Comments

Builders, developers and new homebuyers in the Boston metro area, including Massachusetts and New Hampshire suburbs, can now purchase in-home broadband networking from Verizon that will enable consumers to take advantage of broadband Internet connections that are available throughout the area. Homebuyers can choose Verizon Ready home networking options up until days before the walls are closed...

Time Warner Adds New Wink Interactive Service to L.A.

August 31, 2001 8:00 pm | by Staff | Comments

Wink Communications Inc.'s Enhanced Broadcasting is being offered as a standard feature for all of Time Warner Communications' digital cable customers in its Los Angeles West Valley region. With this agreement, more than 125,000 analog and digital Time Warner homes in the West Valley region are Wink-enabled.

OpenTV Deployment in Half Moon Bay Features Many iTV Applications

August 31, 2001 8:00 pm | by Staff | Comments

OpenTV and USA Media Group are partnering to deploy an indepth interactive TV (iTV) content package available to U.S. cable operators using the Motorola DCT-2000 set-top box. USA Media Group's iTV deployment in Half Moon Bay, Calif. features 29 interactive applications including e-mail, instant messaging, shopping, games, news, weather and sports, all running on the DCT-2000.

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