Zito Receives Federal Grant
The Northeastern Ohio and Northwestern Pennsylvania Fiber Ring Project intends to create a 382-mile fiber ring with 10 gigabits of capacity through the counties of Geauga, Ashtabula, and Trumbull in Northeastern Ohio, and the counties of Erie, Crawford, and Mercer in Northwestern Pennsylvania. These areas generally have high unemployment and low income and are generally underserved in terms of broadband due to low population density. The project plans to deploy 342 miles of new fiber and 40 miles of leased fiber to directly connect an estimated 60 community anchor institutions at speeds from 10 Mbps to 1 Gbps, including hospitals, schools, public safety agencies, colleges, and libraries.
Zito Media Selects Juniper Networks to Expand Services and Extend Reach into New Markets
SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 21, 2010 — Juniper Networks® (NYSE: JNPR) today announced Zito Media has selected Juniper's solutions to upgrade its network and develop a broadband infrastructure capable of serving underserved communities located in Zito's service areas of New York, northern Pennsylvania and western Ohio.
Zito Zaps Galaxy Cable
NEW YORK, May 24, 2010 — Zito Media today announced that it has signed an agreement to purchase all of the cable operations of Galaxy Cable located in Kentucky, Illinois, Nebraska, Kansas, and Texas. Financial terms of the transaction have not been disclosed. The Galaxy Cable operations pass approximately 55,000 homes and have approximately 19,000 revenue generating units or “RGUs.” Closing will occur upon receipt of regulatory approvals which should occur within 90 to 120 days.