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Jul 9, 2001  •  Post A Comment

RCN joins forces with Akamai
Overbuilder network RCN has reached an agreement with broadband server technology developer Akamai under which Akamai will support RCN’s broadband service offering for personal computers. In addition to broadband, RCN provides cable television and telephony to its customers in urban centers.
Sirius Satellite Radio preps to sell securities
Sirius Satellite Radio has filed a $500 million shelf registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the future sale of securities. The radio broadcaster’s programming slate includes audio content from several cable television networks, including the Sci-Fi Channel and A&E Television Networks. However, timing on when Sirius will begin broadcasting remains in flux.
Scientific-Atlanta peddling ASP package
Cable technology developer Scientific-Atlanta is in talks with several major cable operators about deploying its application service provider (ASP) solution for digital cable, according to S-A Director of ASP Services Stephanie Sills. The suite of services, which are modeled after similar tools created for the Internet, provide hosting, management and delivery of software applications to be run on digital cable systems. The ASP platform was developed by Scientific-Atlanta’s SciCare Broadband Services division.
Reality TV to tap reality technology
MTV’s reality program “Real World” is using Motorola’s TalkAbout T900 text-messaging device to send electronic notes to potential cast members and to notify finalists chosen to appear on the show that they have been selected.