Eye of newt and toe of frog, wool of bat and tongue of dog, adder's fork and blind-worm's sting, lizard's leg and owlet's wing. Double, double toil and trouble, see what's making republic's cauldron bubble.


Waves: With Wave N opening today, that puts us at seven waves currently open. However, today is the last day for Waves H and I to order the single-band DEFY XT. For more info on what waves are currently open and their dates, please check out the Beta Waves Status page. In addition, many of you have been asking what to do if you want to order the dual-band version of the DEFY XT. The answer is to do nothing. By letting your invitation expire, that tells us that you aren't interested in the single-band version. Once the dual-band version is available, we'll email everyone that did not use their single-band invitation.


Dual-band DEFY XT status: We can't share the date that the dual-band will be available just yet, but we're preparing for entry into the lab. As we have more info, we'll let you know.


Local community: Starting this Sunday, our parent company, Bandwidth, will be sponsoring the N.C. State University Homecoming event that lasts through the week, including the Homecoming game on Saturday, November 3. Throughout the week activities include a 5k run that Bandwidth is sponsoring and participating in, free lunches provided to undergrad students with the opportunity to speak with Bandwidth employees about what we do (including republic) and ending the week with a booth at the Alumni tailgating event prior to the Homecoming game.


Something fun: Stay tuned to next week's State of the republic for an upcoming contest where you could win some republic swag!


That's all we have for this week's edition. Happy Halloween to everyone and I hope you've picked out your costumes. Maybe I'll go as the Android character


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