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White Rock Networks Launches Advisory Board First Appointments Are Fred Harris, Al Porta and Mike Flynn.



RICHARDSON, Texas Richardson is a suburb in Dallas County and Collin County, Texas. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 91,803, while according to a 2006 estimate, the population had grown to 99,200.  -- White Rock Networks, a provider of next-generation optical transport systems for metro networks Metro Networks is a broadcasting outsourcing company based in Houston, Texas. It is a subsidiary of Westwood One, which is managed by CBS Radio. The company operates a number of local and regional news and traffic facilities that provide regular reports to affiliates, together with , announced the first members of its Advisory Board, a group of leading industry participants who will provide advice on technology and market trends to White Rock's management.

Those named to the Advisory Board are:

Frederick J. Harris, formerly Vice President of Research, Architecture and Design at Sprint Corporation has more than twenty-five years in the telecommunications industry. In addition to Sprint, Harris also held various positions with Southwestern Bell
For information on the holding company Southwestern Bell Corporation, later SBC Communications, Inc., and now AT&T Inc., see AT&T.


Southwestern Bell Telephone, L.P.
 Telephone Company.

Al F. Porta brings more than thirty-four years' experience in the telecommunications industry including executive roles at SBC (1) (SBC Communications Inc., San Antonio, TX, www.sbc.com) A large, national telecommunications company that grew from a multitude of local and regional companies, including Southwestern Bell, Pacific Bell and Nevada Bell, into a single, unified brand by 2002.  Communications and Southwestern Bell Telephone Company.

Michael T. Flynn retired from Alltel Corporation in early 2004 where he served as President of the Telephone Group, President of the Communications Group and group president, CIO CIO: see American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations.


(Chief Information Officer) The executive officer in charge of information processing in an organization.
 and special assistant to the CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. . Prior to Alltel, Flynn served as President of Southwestern Bell Telephone's Arkansas division and for twenty-four years held other positions within the Bell system.

Lonnie Martin, CEO and Founder of White Rock, will chair the Advisory Board.

"Our new advisors bring a wealth of industry knowledge and in-depth understanding of the service providers' current and future technology needs," said Martin. "Their expertise and wisdom will be very useful in our strategic planning and the evolution of White Rock's technology."

About White Rock Networks

White Rock Networks (www.whiterock.com) provides carriers with a family of next-generation optical transport and access platforms that enable the cost-effective delivery of high-speed services in metro areas. The company's innovative building-block architecture provides carriers with "step-function" improvements in their capital and operating costs, as well as deployment flexibility in serving a variety of metro customers. White Rock has gained RUS Acceptance and Buy American Status for its VLX VLX Visual Language of Experimentation (modeling language) 2020(R) SONET product family.
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