SOURCE: Extreme Networks, Inc.

Extreme Networks, Inc.

June 05, 2009 12:17 ET

Extreme Networks to Host Webinar Update on Broadband Stimulus and RUS Funding for Telecom Carriers

Industry Experts to Discuss How Carriers Can Benefit From the Broadband Stimulus Program on Tuesday, June 9

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - June 5, 2009) - Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) today announced that it will host a webinar entitled, "Stretching your Broadband Stimulus Dollar with Next Generation Ethernet."

The webinar will be held on Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at 11:30 a.m. EDT. Expert panelists include Michael Howard, principal and co-founder of Infonetics Research, as well as Christopher McLean, former head of the USDA Rural Utilities Service (RUS) and now principle partner of e-Copernicus, a telecommunications consulting firm assisting businesses and communities to navigate government policy to obtain financing to deploy broadband networks.

"With seven billion dollars committed to the deployment of broadband networks, carriers have a rare opportunity to upgrade their networks and portfolio of broadband services," said Mark Showalter, director of service provider marketing for Extreme Networks, and participant in the webinar. "By adopting next generation architectures accepted by the U.S. government for Broadband Stimulus funding, carriers are able to design for network longevity while immediately offering broadband services."

During the webinar, expert panelists will:

--  Discuss the latest news on the stimulus policy
--  Highlight broadband funding eligibility and how to apply
--  Cover how grants are prioritized, as well as deadlines and strategies
    for application acceptance
--  Quantify revenue opportunities for broadband services
--  Describe a RUS accepted Ethernet Transport architecture that will
    allow broadband service expansion

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About Extreme Networks, Inc.

Extreme Networks provides converged Ethernet networks that support data, voice and video for enterprises and service providers. The company's network solutions feature high performance and high availability switching that deliver insight and control enabling customers to solve their real-world business communications challenges. Operating in more than 50 countries, Extreme Networks provides wired and wireless secure LANs, data center infrastructure and Service Provider Ethernet transport solutions that are complemented by global, 24x7 service and support. For more information, visit

Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date. Because such statements deal with future events, they are subject to risks and uncertainties, including network design and actual results of use of the product in different environments. We undertake no obligation to update the forward-looking information in this release. Other important factors which could cause actual results to differ materially are contained in the Company's 10-Qs and 10-Ks which are on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Extreme Networks Public Relations
    Greg Cross
    (408) 579 3483
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