FCC wants more details from Comcast, NBCU; Level 3 signs agreement with Presidio Networked Solutions

> Calix (NYSE: CALX) will release its third quarter results after the market closes on Thursday, Oct. 21, the company announced. A conference call is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. PDT (4:30 p.m. EDT) the same day. News release.

> The FCC wants more details from Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) and NBC Universal on issues like carriage deals, online distribution, and so on. Both parties have until Oct. 18 to produce written and electronic documentation in response to the commission's requests. Story.

> A new agreement with Presidio Networked Solutions means that Level 3 Communications (Nasdaq: LVLT) can provide enhanced managed services by leveraging equipment from several industry hardware vendors including ADTRAN, Cisco, and others, Connected Planet reports. Story.

> Networking provider Entanet UK is boosting its broadband capacity, adding an extra 10 Gbps of bandwidth capacity for its virtual ISP customers in the London-Midland-North part of its national network. Story.

And finally... a New York Times article makes the case that Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) wouldn't be where it is today if Steve Jobs hadn't been ousted from the company in 1985. His 12 years spent trying to make his new computer company, NeXT, profitable, were a "bruising" but necessary experience, the article says. Story.