* Rhapsody music now available via TiVo
By Brian Santo
TiVo subscribers will now be able to access Real Networks’ Rhapsody music service directly through any broadband-connected TiVo box. TiVo subscribers can search for music directly from their TVs. The move is another element of TiVo’s strategy of repositioning its DVRs as home entertainment centers.
* 360networks adds new route between Chicago, Denver
By Mike Robuck
360networks, a backbone provider of wholesale communications services, announced today that it has added a new 1,200 mile route from Chicago to Denver.
The expansion adds new points of presence (POPs) in Iowa and Nebraska to 360networks’ wholly-owned and managed SONET Ring protected fiber network. The five new markets that 360 now serves are Omaha, Neb.; Des Moines, Iowa; Iowa City, Iowa; Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Davenport, Iowa.
In addition, 360 has expanded its presence in Albuquerque, N.M. and added Klamath Falls, Ore. to its footprint. These locations will now receive a range of broadband services such as dedicated Internet access, private line, gigabit Ethernet and VoIP origination and termination services. With the addition of the Chicago to Denver route, 360networks now owns and operates a 17,200 mile network with a presence in 48 unique markets served by 73 POPs.
* Comcast adds new diversity director
By Traci Patterson
Comcast Corp. has promoted Andrea Agnew to the newly-created position of director of diversity and inclusion. Agnew joined Comcast in April of last year as the manager of recruiting and career development for Comcast Corporate. Prior to joining Comcast, Agnew served as the corporate diversity recruiting manager with Booz Allen Hamilton.