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NETOPIA INC (NTPA)

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TIME WARNER TELECOM INC (TWTC)

Time Warner Telecom, Inc. provides managed network solutions in the United States. It offers various telecommunications services, including dedicated transport, local and long distance voice services, data transmission services, dedicated Internet access, and intercarrier services. The also provides on-net inter-city switched services. The company offers its services to telecommunications-intensive businesses, long distance carriers, incumbent local exchange carriers, competitive local exchange carriers, wireless communications companies, Internet service providers, and enterprise organizations in the health care, finance, higher education, manufacturing, and hospitality industries. Time Warner markets its services through advertisements, trade journals, media relations, direct mail, and conferences. As of December 31, 2004, the company covered approximately 19,169 route miles of fiber networks. Time Warner Telecom is headquartered in Littleton, Colorado.


EQUINIX INC (EQIX)

Equinix, Inc. provides network neutral colocation, interconnection, and managed services to enterprises, content companies, systems integrators, and other networks. The company's products and services comprise Colocation, Interconnection, and Managed Information Technology Infrastructure services. The Colocation services include cabinets and power for customers' colocation needs. Through the company's Internet Business Exchange (IBX) hubs customers can directly interconnect with each other for traffic exchange requirements. The cabinets offer the facility to customers to place the equipment in one of its shared or private cages, or customize their space. The company provides both alternate current and direct current power circuits at various amperages and phases customized, to a customer's individual power requirements. Its IBXflex service allows customers to deploy operations personnel and equipment on-site at its IBX hubs. The Interconnection services enable interconnection and traffic exchange between all Equinix customers. These services facilitate customers to connect to another IBX customer through single or multimode fiber. They also enable direct peering interconnections between backbone networks and providers. Equinix enables backbones to connect their networks directly in a centralized and neutral environment for peering and transit. The company also offers Internet connectivity services. The Managed Information Technology Infrastructure services include professional services; Smart Hands' services; Equinix direct, a managed multihoming service that allows customers to provide and manage multiple network connections over a single interface; Equinix mail service; and managed platform solutions to host co-located applications. Equinix was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Foster City, California.


QWEST COMMUNICATIONS INTERNATIONAL INC (Q)

Qwest Communications International, Inc. provides voice, video, and data services. It operates in three segments: Wireline Services, Wireless Services, and Other Services. Wireline Services segment provides local voice, long distance voice, and data and Internet services to consumers, businesses, and wholesale customers, as well as access services to wholesale customers. Wireless Services segment, through an agreement with a subsidiary of The Sprint Corporation, resells Sprint wireless services, including access to Sprint's nationwide personal communications service wireless network, to consumer and business customers primarily within its local service area. Other Services segment primarily involves the sublease of real estate assets, such as space in office buildings, warehouses, and other properties. These services are provided in 14-states, including Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Qwest Communications also provides long-distance services and broadband data, as well as voice and video communications globally. The company sells its products and services to small businesses, governmental entities, and public and private educational institutions through various channels, including direct-sales marketing, telemarketing, arrangements with third-party agents, company's Web site, and partnership relations. As of September 13, 2005, Qwest had 98 retail stores in 14 states. Qwest Communications is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.


FAIRPOINT COMMUNICATIONS INC (FRP)

Fairpoint Communications, Inc. provides communication services to residential and business customers in rural communities in the United States. The company offers local and long distance voice, data, Internet, and broadband services, as well as various enhanced services, such as call waiting, call forwarding and transferring, call hunting, three-way calling, automatic callback, call hold, caller name and number identification, voice mail, teleconferencing, video conferencing, store-and-forward fax, follow-me numbers, Centrex services, and direct inward dial. In addition, it offers directory services, including white page listings, yellow page listings, and community information listings, as well as billing and collection services. FairPoint Communications had approximately 272,691 access line equivalents in 17 states, as of February 3, 2005. The company was co-founded by Eugene B. Johnson and Daniel G. Bergstein in 1991. The company was formerly known as MJD Communications, Inc. and changed its name to FairPoint Communications, Inc. in 2000. FairPoint Communications is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.


D&E COMMUNICATIONS INC (DECC)

D&E Communications, Inc., a rural local telephone company, provides integrated communications services to residential and business customers throughout the eastern half of Pennsylvania. Its segments include incumbent Rural Local Exchange Carrier (RLEC), Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC), Internet Services, and Systems Integration. RLEC segment offers local telephone, network access, long distance, data, and telephone services in parts of Berks, Lancaster, Union, and smaller portions of five other adjacent counties in Pennsylvania. Its telephone services include call waiting, call transferring and call forwarding, automatic callback, video conferencing, call trace, call-blocking, conference calling, voice mail, teleconferencing, direct inward dial, caller name and number identification, distinctive ringing, and simultaneous ringing. CLEC segment provides telecommunication services, such as high-speed data services, local calling, customized extended local calling, long distance, and telephone services in Lancaster, Harrisburg, Reading, Altoona, Pottstown, State College, and Williamsport. It also offers cable television services to business and multidwelling unit residential customers. Internet Service segment offerings include Internet access and Web hosting services. Systems Integration segment designs, implements, and maintains local and wide area networks, and telecommunications systems. Its offerings include voice over the Internet protocol systems and services, wireless networking solutions, managed services and managed security services, professional information technology services, and custom programming. As of December 31, 2004, D&E Communications served 142,118 RLEC access lines, 35,216 CLEC access lines, 12,790 dial-up Internet access subscribers, 8,037 digital subscriber lines, and 849 Web hosting customers. The company was founded in 1911 and is headquartered in Ephrata, Pennsylvania.


ALASKA COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS GROUP INC (ALSK)

Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries provide facilities-based telecommunications services primarily to retail consumer and business customers, and wholesale customers in Alaska. It provides local telephone; wireless services, such as statewide mobile and fixed voice and data communications services using CDMA and TDMA digital networks; Internet, which include high-speed DSL services; interexchange network; and long distance services. The company also provides messaging; and satellite video entertainment services. It markets its products and services under the brand names Alaska Communications Systems' and ACS'. As of September 30, 2005, the company had 111,000 wireless subscribers, 278,025 local telephone access lines, 53,000 long distance customers, and 52,000 Internet subscribers. Alaska Communications Systems was formed in 1998 and is headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska.


CONSOLIDATED COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS INC (CNSL)

Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiaries, provides communications services to residential and business customers in Illinois and Texas. The company offers a range of telecommunications services, including local and long distance service, custom calling features, private line services, dial-up and high-speed Internet access, digital television, carrier access services, network capacity services over its regional fiber optic network, and directory publishing. It also provides local dial tone, custom calling features, inside wiring service and maintenance, carrier access, billing and collection services, and wholesale transport services. The company also operates a number of complementary businesses, including telemarketing and order fulfillment; telephone services to county jails and state prisons; equipment sales; operator services; and mobile services. Its customers include small retail, commercial, light manufacturing, and service industry accounts, as well as universities and hospitals. As of December 31, 2006, Consolidated Communications Holdings had approximately 233,689 local access lines; 52,732 high-speed Internet subscribers; and 6,954 Internet protocol digital television subscribers. The company was founded in 1894 and is headquartered in Mattoon, Illinois. Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc. was formerly a subsidiary of McLeodUSA Incorporated.


AT&T INC (T)

AT&T, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides telecommunication services in the United States and internationally. It provides Internet protocol (IP)-based communications services for businesses, including a portfolio of virtual private network, voice over IP, and other offerings. The company also provides hosting solutions and supporting services for small, medium, and enterprise businesses, including shared, managed and server collocation, and enhanced services. Its services also include Web services, Web site acceleration, caching, content distribution, streaming, enterprise messaging, and uninterrupted access to critical data and applications. In addition, the company provides broadband DSL, and long distance and local voice services; network integration and consulting; contact management services; directory publishing and advertising services; data and managed data services; wireless voice and data services; and a range of conferencing solutions for businesses, including audio conferencing, videoconferencing, and Web conferencing. The company was founded in 1983. It was formerly known as Southwestern Bell Corp. and changed its name to SBC Communications, Inc. in 1995. Further, the company changed its name to AT&T, Inc. in November 2005, subsequent to the acquisition of AT&T Corp. The company is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.


NORTH PITTSBURGH SYSTEMS INC (NPSI)

North Pittsburgh Systems, Inc. (NPS), through its subsidiaries, provides telecommunication services and equipment in western Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh. Its subsidiaries primarily include North Pittsburgh Telephone Company (NPTC); Penn Telecom, Inc.; and Pinnatech, Inc. NPTC operates as an incumbent local exchange carrier that provides various services to approximately 71,500 business and residential access lines in western Pennsylvania. It also provides digital subscriber line services. Penn Telecom, through its optical fiber cable network, offers broadband services and long distance services, as well as provides traditional key and private branch exchange systems to business customers. Pinnatech principally provides Internet and broadband-related services. North Pittsburgh Systems provides directory advertising and billing, as well as sells telecommunications equipment. The company is based in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania.


COMMONWEALTH TELEPHONE ENTERPRISES INC (CTCO)

Commonwealth Telephone Enterprises, Inc. provides telephony and related services as a rural incumbent local exchange carrier (RLEC) in Pennsylvania. It also operates as a competitive local exchange carrier. The company operates in two segments, Commonwealth Telephone Company (CT) and CTSI, LLC (CTSI). The CT segment is a RLEC, which includes long-distance reseller and broadband data service that uses digital subscriber line technology to offer high-speed Internet access. The CTSI segment is a competitive local exchange carrier, which is comprised of telecommunications-related businesses, including epix Internet Services, a rural Internet service provider; and Commonwealth Communications, a provider of telecommunications equipment and facilities management services. The company's epix business provides Web page hosting and design services. Its commonwealth communications business designs, installs, and manages telephone systems for businesses, hospitals, and universities primarily in Pennsylvania. It also undertakes premises distribution systems projects primarily for hospitals and educational institutions. The company's services comprise caller identification; voice mail; and custom calling services, such as call-forwarding, call waiting, and three-way calling. It offers local, toll, network access, long-distance, enhanced services, broadband data services, and Internet access services. CTE is headquartered in Dallas, Pennsylvania.


CENTURYTEL INC (CTL)

CenturyTel, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated communications company in the United States. It provides local exchange telephone, long distance, Internet access, and dial-up and digital subscriber line Internet services, as well as special access and private line, fiber transport, competitive local exchange and security monitoring, and other related services. As of December 31, 2004, CenturyTel operated approximately 2.3 million telephone access lines in rural areas and small to midsize cities. All of the company's operations are conducted within the continental United States. CenturyTel was incorporated in 1968. The company was formerly known as Century Telephone Enterprises, Inc. and it changed its name to CenturyTel, Inc. in 1999. CenturyTel is based in Monroe, Louisiana.


VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC (VZ)

Verizon Communications, Inc. provides broadband and other communication services to wireline and wireless customers in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Domestic Telecom, Domestic Wireless, and Information Services. The Domestic Telecom segment provides local telephone services, including voice and data transport, enhanced and custom calling features, network access, directory assistance, private lines, public telephones, digital channel service, and integrated services digital network. It also provides long distance services, customer premises equipment distribution, data solutions and systems integration, Internet access services, and inventory management services. The Domestic Wireless segment offers wireless voice and data services, as well as sells related equipment. The Information Services segment engages in print and online directory publishing, as well as provision of content for electronic communications products and services, and Web site creation services. The company also provides voice switching/processing services, end-user networking services, personal computer-based conferencing, internetworking, data transmission, network integration services, and network monitoring services. Verizon provides communication services to approximately 49.3 million voice and data customers in 28 states. Its international presence includes wireline and wireless communications operations and investments, primarily in the Americas and Europe. In addition, Verizon has teamed up with Yahoo! Inc. to launch a high-speed Internet service. The company was incorporated in 1983 under the name Bell Atlantic Corporation. It changed its name to Verizon Communications, Inc. in 2000. Verizon is based in New York City.


CINCINNATI BELL INC (CBB)

Cincinnati Bell, Inc. provides data and voice communications services, equipments, and wireless and distance communications services in the United States. The company operates in four segments: Local, Wireless, Hardware and Managed Services, and Other. The Local segment provides local voice, telephone, and data services, which include network access, data transport, high-speed and dial-up Internet access to customers primarily in southwestern Ohio, northern Kentucky, and southeastern Indiana. The Wireless segment provides digital, voice, and data communications services on its own wireless network in Greater Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio, as well as on the AWE national wireless network. This segment also sells related telecommunications equipment, wireless handset devices, and related accessories to support its service business. The Hardware and Managed Services segment provides data center collocation, information technology consulting services, and telecommunications and computer equipment, in addition to their related installation and maintenance services. The Other segment markets and sells voice long distance service, and surveillance hardware and monitoring services to residential and business customers in the Greater Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio. The company, formerly known as The City and Suburban Telegraph Company, was incorporated in 1873. It later changed its name to Cincinnati Bell Telephone and subsequently to Cincinnati Bell, Inc. in 1971. Cincinnati Bell is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.


IOWA TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES INC (IWA)

Iowa Telecommunications Services, Inc. and its subsidiaries operate as an incumbent local exchange carrier in Iowa, the United States. It provides wireline local exchange telecommunications services to residential and business customers in rural Iowa. The company offers local and long distance services, dial-up and digital subscriber line Internet access, and other communications services. Its local services, include basic local telephone service and other services, such as voice mail, caller identification, and call forwarding. Iowa Telecommunications also offers network access services to interexchange carriers for the origination and termination of interstate and intrastate long distance phone calls on its network. The company was incorporated in 1999 and is headquartered in Newton, Iowa.


CITIZENS COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY (CZN)

Citizens Communications Company provides wire line communication services to rural areas, and small and medium-sized towns and cities as an incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC). Its ILEC services include local network services, enhanced services, network access services, long distance, data services, and directory services. The company, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Electric Lightwave, LLC, provides competitive local exchange carrier services to business customers and other communications carriers in the western United States. As of December 31, 2004, the company operated ILECs in 23 states, serving approximately 2.321 million access lines and 212,300 Internet customers. The company is based in Stamford, Connecticut.


EON COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION (EONC)

eOn Communications Corporation provides unified voice, email, and Web-based communications systems for customer contact centers and general business applications. The company's eQueue Multi-Media Contact Center offers a comprehensive solution for customer interaction management. It offers various applications, including automatic call distributors with skills-based routing, private branch exchanges with voice over Internet protocol capabilities, email and Web chat applications, voice mail, recording, outbound dialing, workforce management, and a range of desktop devices and applications. In addition, eOn's Millennium Digital Communications Platform provides integrated voice mail, unified messaging, fax messaging, and an array of capabilities. It blends voice, data, wireless, and CTI technology into one diverse telephony server platform for multisite networks, such as school systems, multitenant services, professional offices, distribution facilities, and retail stores. Further, the company, through its controlling interest in Cortelco Shanghai Telecom Equipment Company, provides fiber optic transmission equipment, data communications systems, and network management software. eOn offers its products and services through direct sales force, dealers, and value added resellers. The company was incorporated in 1991 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.


SHENANDOAH TELECOMMUNICATIONS CO (SHEN)

Shenandoah Telecommunications Company, through its subsidiaries, provides regulated and unregulated telecommunications services in the southeastern United States. The company offers integrated voice and data communications services; personal communications services through a digital wireless telephone and data network; coaxial cable-based television service; and Internet, cable television, and local and long distance voice services. It also offers telecommunications equipment, and provides information services and Internet access services. The company owns and leases tower space to wireless communications providers, as well as provides paging service. As of December 31, 2004, it had 24,901 telephone access lines, 102,600 retail PCS subscribers and 27,300 wholesale PCS subscribers, 8,600 cable television subscribers, 15,000 dial-up subscribers and 2,600 digital subscriber line customers, and 9,900 long distance subscribers. Shenandoah was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in Edinburg, Virginia.


BCE INC (BCE)

BCE, Inc. operates as a communications company in Canada. It provides a suite of communication services to residential and business customers. The company's services include local, long distance, wireless phone services, high-speed and wireless Internet access, IP-broadband services, value added business solutions, direct-to-home satellite, and very high-bit-rate digital subscriber line television services under the Bell brand. BCE's value added services include call display, call waiting, roaming services, and voicemail. Its wireless communications services include cellular, personal communications services, and paging. The company also engages in satellite operations and systems management services, through Bell Globemedia and Telesat. It offers its products and services through call centers, retail stores, sales representatives, and its Web portals. BCE was founded in 1880 and is headquartered in Montreal, Canada.


CHUNGHWA TELECOM CO LTD (CHT)

Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. operates as an integrated telecommunications services company in Taiwan. It primarily offers fixed line services, including local, domestic long distance, and international long distance telephone services; wireless services, including cellular and paging services; Internet and data services, asymmetrical digital subscriber line services, and leased line services. In addition, the company provides intelligent network services over its domestic long distance network, such as toll free calling, universal number, televoting, premium rate service, and virtual private networks. Chunghwa Telecom offers its long distance services in Mainland China, the United States, Hong Kong, Japan, and the Philippines. The company was established in 1996 and is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan.


ALLTEL CORPORATION (AT)

ALLTEL Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides wireless and wireline local, long-distance, network access, and Internet services in the United States. The company provides various voice features along with its wireless calling plans, including call waiting, call forwarding, caller identification, three-way calling, no-answer transfer, directory assistance call completion, and voicemail. The company also publishes telephone directories for affiliates and other independent telephone companies. In addition, it provides billing, customer care, and other data processing and outsourcing services to telecommunications companies. As of December 31, 2004, the company provided wireless communications service to approximately 8.6 million customers, paging service to approximately 22,000 customers, and local telephone service to 3.0 million customers. The company sells its wireless products and services through its retail stores, retail kiosks, dealers, and direct sales representatives. ALLTEL was founded in 1943 and is based in Little Rock, Arkansas.


HICKORY TECH CORPORATION (HTCO)

Hickory Tech Corporation operates as a diversified communications company in the United States. It operates in three segments: Telecom, Information Solutions, and Enterprise Solutions. The Telecom segment provides local exchange wireline telephone service, long distance, and dial-up and broadband Internet access, as well as owns and operates fiber optic cable facilities. This segment also connects communication networks of interexchange and wireless carriers with the equipment and facilities of end users. The Information Solutions segment provides data processing and related services for local exchange telephone companies, interexchange network carriers, and wireless companies. It offers various services, including the processing of long distance telephone calls from data sources and telephone switches, the preparation of the subscriber telephone bills, customer record keeping, and carrier access bills for telephone company customers. The Enterprise Solutions segment sells and services telephone, data, and voice over Internet protocol business systems equipment to companies based in metropolitan Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. Hickory Tech is headquartered in Mankato, Minnesota.


VOCALTEC COMMUNICATIONS LTD (VOCL)

VocalTec Communications, Ltd. provides carrier-class voice-over-Internet protocol solutions (VoIP) for communication service providers. It offers trunking, peering, service delivery, and access gateway solutions that enables deployment of next-generation networks. The company's products include Essentra CX that enables wholesale and retail long-distance carriers to build VoIP-based networks, with seamless connectivity to PSTN/SS7 services; Essentra EX that facilitates peering between SIP and/or H.323 networks; Essentra BAX, which enables the delivery of residential and hosted enterprise VoIP services over various broadband infrastructures; and Essentra GATE that enables a standards-based softswitch to control VoIP subscribers connected through V5.x and GR-303 legacy access systems. The company also provides legacy products comprising TdGATE 3X00, which is a voice over broadband gateway that enables service providers to provide ISDN and telephony services over broadband access infrastructure based on ATM AAL2 standards; HUNT 8110, a broadband access concentrator, which can aggregate several types of traffic coming from the enterprise network, including TDM and IP, towards the ATM network; VocalTec GW2000 and GW480 carrier grade gateways, which provides TDM to VoIP interconnection; VocalTec VA, a gatekeeper used to manage a network of gateways and enable routing management of such networks; and network management software, used to manage the network and provide element management and OSS functions to such networks. VocalTec Communications has operations primarily in Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Herzliya, Israel.