SOURCE: TELEHOUSE America

August 31, 2005 16:43 ET

Execs Turn Out in Force for TELEHOUSE's Summer Seminars as Content Delivery Theme Garners Strong Interest

Time Warner Cable, Limelight Networks and Cogent Communications Serve as Co-hosts

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 31, 2005 -- TELEHOUSE America's BREAKFAST ON BROADWAY July and August seminar attendance shows the series' growing popularity. Attendees filled Time Warner Cable's meeting room in July to hear Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWX) and Limelight Networks discuss content delivery's trends and the changing distribution paradigm within media and entertainment. Back at 25 Broadway in August, a full room heard Cogent Communications Group, Inc. (AMEX: COI) take up the content delivery theme with a discussion of carriers' efforts within the small-medium business segment.

Bhupender Kaul, Vice President, Time Warner Cable Business Services, spoke of the issues facing today's large content provider technologically and economically. The substantial demand for analog content and migrating users to digital, plus the call for VOD, HD, HD-VOD, interactive TV, gaming, voice, and high speed data products, coupled with their potential to alter the marketplace's content landscape, were other issues Kaul touched on. The audience also learned of TWC's substantial capital investment to upgrade their system and their ongoing efforts in that area, resulting in even better capability to deliver products over the upper bandwidth spectrums.

During the talk given by Limelight's Michael Gordon, Co-founder and Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development, Gordon focused on the direction of Internet technology and the increasing significance of the 'user experience.' Additionally, the audience heard about the quality expected by different demographics and the industry's developments to deliver it. Gordon's description of the solutions offered in broadband home content delivery led to his commenting, "The Internet has reached a point where high quality broadband media delivery and playback is a viable option for content providers from both a technical as well as a business standpoint."

Cogent's Jim Bubeck, Vice President of On-Net Sales, addressed increasing business in the SMB segment, what kind of demands they place on a network, and how different carriers can cope with those demands as SMBs increase their bandwidth needs. To illuminate these points, he commented on setting up an extensive network, building in technical efficiencies upfront to enable a balance of good ROI, high service levels and easy scalability. He illustrated how the network works, technical developments already improving latency and bandwidth capability nationally and abroad, and the best pricing approaches for different business tiers. Bubeck commented, "Building our network from scratch enabled Cogent to have the capacity necessary to provide dedicated bandwidth to each customer without oversubscription. This along with the advanced optical equipment that Cogent installed enables us to quickly react to the changing market and maintain our ROI."

Since TELEHOUSE launched its monthly seminar series, executives have reacted positively to their having a forum addressing topical industry issues in an informal, non-sales pitch environment. The co-hosts' talks consistently generate out-of-the-box thinking and enlightened discussions of issues and new approaches that presents a genuine value-add.

About TELEHOUSE America

TELEHOUSE America is a pioneer of carrier-neutral collocation space and services. Since 1989, they have provided secure, power-protected environments where customers can house and operate their telecommunications and network resources. Companies from a wide range of industries locate their mission-critical equipment at TELEHOUSE's collocation "meet-me-centers" in NY or CA to profit from the potential business opportunities that exist from other TELEHOUSE customers. Among the many benefits of collocating with TELEHOUSE is the ability to connect to state-of-the-art peering exchanges in NYC (NYIIX) and LA (LAIIX). Through close ties to its European and Asian sister companies, TELEHOUSE also can provide continuous, cost-effective operation of network-dependent businesses globally. Please visit http://www.TELEHOUSE.com or contact us at sales@TELEHOUSE.com.

About Time Warner Cable

Time Warner Cable owns and manages cable systems serving 10.9 million subscribers in 27 states, which include some of the most technologically advanced, best-clustered cable systems in the country with more than 75% of the Company's customers in systems of 300,000 subscribers or more. Utilizing a fully upgraded advanced cable network and a steadfast commitment to providing customers with choice, value and world-class customer service, Time Warner Cable is an industry leader in delivering advanced products and services such as video on demand, high definition television, high-speed data, wireless home networking and digital video recorders. Time Warner Cable is a division of Time Warner Inc. http://www.timewarnercable.com/, http://www.timewarner.com

About Limelight Networks

Privately held Limelight Networks is the leading content delivery network for Internet distribution of video, music, games, and downloads. Limelight's advanced content delivery network provides the world's top media companies high-performance, cost-effective delivery of media and software via the Internet, making Limelight Networks the content delivery network of choice for 400 world-class customers including Akimbo, ABC Radio Networks, Belo Interactive, "BuyMusic" @ Buy.com, DreamWorks, LLC, IFILM, Live365, Marimba, NC Interactive, NPR, Real Networks Rhapsody, Radio Free Virgin, radioio, Valve Software and Xbox Live. For more information, visit: http://www.limelightnetworks.com

About Cogent Communications

Cogent Communications (AMEX: COI) is a next generation, multinational, Tier 1 ISP. Its facilities based, all-optical network delivers ultra-high speed Internet access and transport services to businesses and service providers in major metropolitan areas. Cogent offers services across its 30,600-mile IP network spanning 12 countries in North America and Europe. Cogent is one of the fastest growing ISPs in the industry due to the combination of technology, IP network architecture and a unique business model that provides customers with unprecedented value. In addition to On-Net Internet access service, Cogent also offers dedicated Off-Net (T1, T3) Internet service, collocation services in 30 data centers in North America and Europe, and Layer 2 Point-to-Point services in every On-Net market. Cogent Communications is headquartered at 1015 31st Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20007. For more information, visit www.cogentco.com. Cogent Communications can be reached in the United States at (202) 295-4200 or via email at info@cogentco.com.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Michael Vallone
    TELEHOUSE America
    P: 718-355-2500 / -2572 direct
    E: Email Contact

    Contact:
    Bhupender Kaul
    Time Warner Cable
    P: 212-598-1798
    E: Email Contact

    Contact for Limelight Networks:
    Wynne Ahern
    Communication Strategies, LLC
    P: 510-663-3213
    E: Email Contact

    Contact:
    Jeff Henriksen
    Cogent Communications
    P: 202-295-4388
    E: Email Contact