Ascent Media Links Chicago Switch Ascent Media and The Chicago Switch have completed a bi-directional fiber link between the switch and Ascent Media’s Minneapolis uplink facility. The link is designed to provide users of The Chicago Switch with the single-source ability to distribute video using Ascent Media’s existing network facilities. Ascent Media says it has commenced services via the new link with major network programmers and local affiliates as customers. Hanaro Deploys Cisco’s Channel-Bonding Cisco Systems announced that Hanaro Telecom, one of Korea’s major broadband service providers, chose Cisco’s channel-bonding technology for a deployment of 100Mbps broadband services that began in April. According to Cisco, the basis for the design of the technology is the downstream channel-bonding specifications defined in CableLabs’ DOCSIS 3.0 specification. Hanaro Telecom provides residential users with its 100Mbps broadband services over hybrid fiber/coax (HFC) networks. Cisco says that 200,000 homes have subscribed to Hanaro’s broadband services since the launch began. Cybersurf Uses Vecima in AlbertaCybersurf Selects Vecima WiMAXa Vecima Networks’ Last Mile Solution for broadband wireless and wired networks has been selected by Cybersurf to supply its VistaMAX (WiMAX) solution of base stations and customer premise equipment (CPE) for deployments. The first phase of the commercial deployment will occur in Edmonton, Alberta. Cybersurf will be using Vecima hardware for the deployment and will also be leasing licensed spectrum that is owned by the company.