Comcast and Cisco successfully completed a 100 Gigabit Ethernet test over existing backbone infrastructure between Philly and McLean, VA, using a 100GE router interface developed for the Cisco CRS-1 routing system. This type of tech allows companies to increase bandwidth per wavelength by a factor of 10 over the initial deployed capability. — Rogers Cable has selected Cisco’s Switched Digital Video system for its Ontario customers. Japan’s J:Com has begun receiving shipments of Cisco’s DOCSIS 3.0 channel bonded cable modem for its 160Mbps broadband service. — Time Warner Cable Carolina Region accepted sister pub Communications Technology’s System of the Year award at Wed’s Expo Awards lunch. The system caught CT’s eye for its commitment to embrace and test new technologies as well as its approach to customer care and business services.

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PBS Sweeps News and Doc Emmy Nominations

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences revealed nominations for the 42nd Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards in more than 60 categories Tuesday, and PBS dominated with 52 nominations.

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