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JetBroadband is using gear from C-COR Inc. for a major upgrade of its cable network in Rustburg, Va., to 1 GHz. Presently, the plant there is built out to 450 MHz.

JetBroadband said it will employ C-COR's 1 GHz trunk and bridger amplifiers and line extenders, as well as the vendor's CHP Max5000 headend platform.

JetBroadband said it will use its new bandwidth headroom to expand its digital and high-speed Internet offerings, and to ramp-up high-definition and video-on-demand services. Digital phone service is also on the company's product roadmap.

The 1 GHz system "provides us a cost-effective roadmap to quickly expand our existing network capabilities while also providing future expansion flexibility as service demand increases," said JetBroadband President David Baum, in a release.

JetBroadband, which operates in parts of Virginia and West Virginia, was founded in 2004 by Baum, former Helicon Cable Communications execs, and Dan Nofs and John Brinker.

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