ISP Channel and NPG Ink Arizona Deal

SoftNet Systems,
ISP Channel today announced it signed a contract with News Press
Gazette to offer high-speed Internet
access via cable to the 120,000 homes in the system’s multiple franchise
service areas in Arizona.

SoftNet said the agreement with News Press Gazette (NPG) extends its
arrangement signed earlier this year for the 25,000 homes in News Press’
Lake Havasau cable system to now include the company’s
seven other Arizona systems.

Financial specifics were not disclosed.

“We are very pleased with the success of the Lake Havasau launch and we are
now ready to move aggressively to extend ISP Channel service to all of our
systems,” said Jeff Adler, regional vice president of

According to SoftNet, commercial roll-out to the remaining seven systems
will take place within the next 12 months. ISP Channel will deploy a
network clustering strategy for these NPG systems designed to offer
advanced communication services from a centralized location.

SoftNet said this is the third top cable operator agreement it signed in
the past four months, reaffirming ISP Channel as the premiere provider of
high-speed Internet access to such cable operators. ISP Channel has
agreements with Galaxy Cablevision in Oxford, MO; and Northland
Communications of Seattle.

Separately, SoftNet announced the appointment of Ben Reichmuth, a 20-year
veteran of the cable and telecommunications industry, to the new position
of vice president of MSO Services for ISP

Reichmuth will be responsible for quality control and service implementation of ISP Channel offerings to its affiliated MSO partners.

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