SOURCE: Actiontec Electronics

December 29, 2008 11:03 ET

Actiontec Announces "I Love My Broadband" Video Contest to Celebrate the Shipping of Its 10 Millionth Broadband Device

Video Contest Puts Your Creative Skills to the Test, Chance to Win $500

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - December 29, 2008) - To commemorate a major milestone for 2008 shipping its 10 millionth broadband device since their first entry into the broadband market in 2001, Actiontec Electronics announced its "I Love my Broadband" video contest where anyone can submit a short video on why they love their broadband for the chance to win $500.

The contest is simple; just create a short video (two minutes or less) showing why you love your broadband connection and how it has impacted your life. From streaming videos to downloading music, playing online games, IPTV or connecting your home entertainment center to the Internet, you tell us why you love it.

To enter the contest, create your video, upload it to the Internet and submit an entry no later than 11:59 p.m. PST on Saturday, January 31, 2009. Actiontec's employees will view all video submissions, pick the top 20 videos and post them online at or the GoActiontec YouTube Channel for voting. The video receiving the most votes by Sunday, February 15, 2009 will win the prize. Voting is open to everyone.

Actiontec is celebrating its growth in the broadband market with its 10 millionth broadband device shipped in 2008, as well as the fact that Actiontec has shipped over 5 million broadband devices since March 2007.

"I am proud of the growth of this company and our ability to continually bring innovative and quality products to market. We have been able to build strong leadership in the industry and have developed incredible relationships with carriers, retailers and vendors. Now, we want to share our excitement with our customers," said Dean Chang, president, CEO and founder of Actiontec Electronics. "Our products are often the cornerstone of high speed, Internet access, fueling new applications and uses every day. As more people live a digital life, we want to celebrate the technology with a fun contest using the power of broadband. I am excited to see the submissions."

Founded in 1993, Actiontec Electronics became a leader in analog Internet devices. As the home broadband market grew, Actiontec rose to the occasion releasing its first broadband device, the Home DSL Modem in 2001, quickly becoming an innovative and award-winning manufacturer in the broadband market.

The company is dedicated to providing a full range of broadband connectivity and broadband-powered solutions supporting today's all-digital lifestyle, and enabling broadband service providers to deliver entirely new communication and entertainment experiences. Actiontec's offerings range from the market's broadest selection of IPTV-capable broadband home gateways for bringing IP-based video services into the home, to DSL modems, wireless networking devices, routers and digital entertainment devices.

In 2008 the company was a CES Innovations 2008 Awards Honoree as one of the most innovative products in the home networking category, Actiontec's Next Generation Wireless Broadband Router was selected to power Verizon FiOS deployment, expanded its retail presence with the GT724WGR three-in-one modem featuring a 4-port Ethernet hub, wireless router and DSL modem, and its MegaPlug® AV Powerline Gaming Kit earned multiple industry awards.

Other key company milestones include:

--  zControl was named a CES Innovations 2008 Awards Honoree as one of the
    most innovative products in the home networking category
--  Shipped more than 15 million Internet Access Devices overall; shipped
    its five millionth broadband gateway in March 2007 (just five months after
    the four millionth gateway shipped in Oct 2006)
--  Named to Inc. 5,000 list for the top fastest growing private companies
    in the US (ranked #2832)
--  Launched industry's first modular gateway in May 2007
--  First vendor to support every major WAN and LAN distribution standard
    including VDSL2, ADSL2+, UWB, MoCA, HomePlug AV and HPNA3
--  Announced industry's first plug-and-play router for fixed mobile
    convergence in January 2007
--  Introduced the first broadband router equipped with built-in support
    for the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) networking standard in 2006

About Actiontec Electronics

Actiontec Electronics develops broadband-powered solutions simplifying and enrich the digital life -- delivering a rich online experiences encompassing communications, entertainment, home management, and more. Actiontec's products range from the market's widest selection of broadband home gateways powering IPTV and bringing other IP-based services into the home, to DSL modems and DSL routers, fiber optic routers for Verizon FiOS, wireless networking equipment including broadband wireless routers and wireless DSL modem and router combinations, powerline networking adapters and more. The company's award-winning products are easy to install, manage, and use, and are sold through retail channels and broadband service providers. Actiontec's products showcase the company's involvement helping to define and deliver emerging technology including HomePNA, MoCA, VDSL2, HomePlug and the Z-Wave Alliance. Founded in 1993, Actiontec is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, and maintains branch offices in Colorado Springs, CO; Shanghai, China; and Taipei, Taiwan. For more information, call 408-752-7700 or visit

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    Lesley Kirchman
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