Earthlink revenues dip, shift toward broadband; INX achieves Cisco master certification

> Earthlink's (Nasdaq: ELNK) revenues dipped slightly in 2Q 2010, about 3 percent compared to the first quarter and 18 percent compared to 2Q 2009. Its revenues are also continuing to shift towards broadband, the company says, up 4 percent from a year ago and now making up 60 percent of its total revenues. News release.

> INX (Nasdaq: INXI) is the master: at least, the company has achieved Managed Services Master Certification from Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO), which recognizes the IP provider's investment in managed service ITIL processes, practices and tools. But does it have that glow? News release.

> GigOptix, Inc. (OTCBB: GGOX) is cranking up production of its GX6261 40G driver for DQPSK systems and "shipping in volume" to Tier 1 telecom customers. News release.

> Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB) is jumping into whole-home with its deployment of multi-room DVRs from Motorola. Story.

> Tektronix (NYSE: TEK) has formed a technical advisory board for its video network monitoring group (formerly Mixed Signals), CED Magazine reports. Initial members hail from digital video and cable heavyweights including Suddenlink, Time Warner Cable, Comcast, Cablevision, Bright House and Charter. Story.

> Second-quarter profits for Brazilian long-distance provider Embratel (Sao Paolo: EBTP3.SA) sank to just $166 million (BRL291.7 million) from $228.4 million (BRL403.4 million) last year, TeleGeography reports. An increase in debt service costs and depreciation of the country's currency were contributing factors. Story.

> Meantime, the Netherlands' KPN (NYSE: KPN) saw profits rise 26 percent this quarter compared to the same period last year, but revenues decreased slightly, about 1.7 percent. Story.

> Cedar Point Communications is headed to Poland where it will deploy its Multimedia Switching System for Multimedia Polska, as the provider rolls out SIP-based voice services to its customers. News release.

> DRM provider Latens has partnered with Viditec S.A, a broadcast system integrator based in Argentina, to provide its conditional access software (CAS) for IPTV and hybrid DTH and DTT networks. News release.

And finally... Yet another feather in Cox Communications' cap as J.D. Power & Associates gave it the highest customer service ranking among small- to medium-size business customers. News release.

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