> Dave Schaeffer, CEO of Cogent Communications (Nasdaq: CCOI), will present at two investor-focused conferences: the Kaufman Brothers 13th Annual Investor Conference in New York City on Sept. 15, and the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media, Communications and Entertainment Conference scheduled for Sept. 16 in Newport Beach, Calif. News release.
> Allot Communications (Nasdaq: ALLT) and BroadHop are announcing an integrated policy management and charging solution for fixed and mobile service providers. News release.
> Streaming Media Europe, an online video-focused conference scheduled for Oct. 14-15 in London, is building up its speaker lineup with keynotes from BT, Project Canvas and Brightcove, among others. News release.
> Shawnee Telephone Company, a broadband stimulus awardee, will use Zhone Technologies' (Nasdaq: ZHNE) MSANs (multiservice access nodes) in its Southern Illinois Sustainable Broadband Transformation project. News release.
And finally... The State of Virginia had a rough week following the crash of an EMC-built data storage unit that caused havoc in the offices of state agencies for several days. The Washington Post reports that the failure exposed the vulnerabilities of large, interconnected computer networks. Story.