BigBand Hits The Road

BigBand Networks Inc., a Redwood City, Calif.-based provider of broadband multimedia service routers, began its IPO road-show this week, and is expected to price the week of March 12. The offering is designed to raise upwards of $128 million, with Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch serving as co-lead underwriters. BigBand has raised $100 million in VC funding since its 1999 inception, from firms like Charles River Ventures, Cedar Fund, Lauder Partners, Meritech Capital Partners, Redpoint Ventures and Time Warner Ventures. www.bigbandnetworks.com