Optical/IP Networks

Last Call

6:20 PM -- A few things you should see before heading out for your fantasy NFL pre-draft meetings:
  1. Verizon: Link Hoewing's legs must be tired. He just spent 660 words dancing around the issue of whether Verizon is in favor of usage-based caps, like the ones other providers have tested in Beaumont, Texas. He concludes, sort of, that "these trials [are] a part of the continuing evolution of the broadband market." That's his unofficial non-committal opinion. Is this an early indicator that Verizon might back off from the stiff jab we highlighted yesterday?

  2. Junkets: The Oklahoma City Telephone Association is having its annual summer meeting in Myrtle Beach, S.C., which has more beaches and better golf than, say, Ada.

  3. Corrections, Clarifications: Zhone got a few things wrong in its public filing with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) earlier this month. We reprinted the original table here, as part of the context of the news story. We'd like to present a slightly more correct version right here, with our corrections noted in bold:

    Table 1: Are They Located in the U.S.?
    Vendors Headquarters Engineering Manufacturing
    CommScope Yes Yes Yes
    Corning Yes Yes Yes
    Huber+Suhner No No No
    Adtran Yes Partial Yes
    Alcatel-Lucent No Yes, partially. Mostly. Well, an awful lot, anyway. No
    Calix Yes Yes Partial
    Motorola Yes Partial No
    Occam Yes Yes Partial
    Tellabs Yes Partial No
    Zhone Yes Yes Yes
    ZyXEL No No No
    Sources: Zhone, Adtran, Alcatel-Lucent, Tellabs, Calix, and Occam.

    If we still haven't got it right, do tell in the boards below.

— Phil Harvey, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading

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