WCVT selects Calix for broadband network transformation projects

Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom (WCVT), a
telephone company serving the Mad River and Central Champlain Valley regions of
Vermont, has selected the Calix’s Unified Access portfolio to support its
three-year network transformation project.

For its fiber-the-the-premises initiative funded by a
$5.5 million Broadband Initiatives Program (BIP) Broadband Stimulus award, WCVT
will utilize the Ethernet eXtensible Architecture (EXA) powered Calix E7
Ethernet Service Access Platforms (ESAPs) and the 700GE family of optical
network terminals (ONTs), including the 716GE-I indoor ONT, to bring gigabit
passive optical network (GPON) services over fiber to over 1,300 businesses,
residences and anchor institutions.

Outside of the Broadband Stimulus areas, Calix B6
ESANs will be deployed to bring asynchronous digital subscriber line 2 plus
(ADSL2+) services over copper.

“Communications service providers like WCVT are
preparing their networks and overall businesses for the bandwidth-intensive
applications on the horizon. With this network transformation, we are confident
that WCVT will be able to quickly and efficiently roll out new services over
the Calix platforms within minimal capital expenditure,” said John Colvin,
senior vice president of North America field sales and marketing at Calix.

Throughout the WCVT serving area and across a wide
variety of deployment scenarios, the one rack-unit (1RU) Calix B6 and E7
solutions will allow WCVT flexibility to address their network transformation.

“It is extremely important for WCVT to upgrade its
network as efficiently as possible in order to bring the fastest broadband
speeds to market without a lengthy and costly deployment period,” said Lee
Cheney, central office manager at WCVT.

Calix Unified Access portfolio will provide them with
reliability, and capacity to deliver the speeds their customers are looking
for, without requiring major new construction or an overhaul of our existing

WCVT will take advantage of the breadth of the Calix ONT
portfolio by deploying a mix of 716GE-I ONTs for residences, 766GX ONTs for
business customers, and 725GE RF return ONTs to deliver video services in
certain areas.

By Telecomlead.com Team
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