Calix selected for 12 additional broadband stimulus projects in the U.S.

By Telecom Lead Team:
Calix announced that additional 12 communications service providers have
selected the Calix Unified Access portfolio to support $153 million of
Broadband Initiatives Program (BIP) Stimulus projects across the U.S.


The projects will
deploy both fiber access and digital subscriber line across the Calix B6, C7,
and E7 platforms to bring some of the nation’s most advanced broadband services
to residences, businesses, and community institutions in 11 states.


Wilkes Telephone and
Electric Company (Wilkes), based in Washington, Georgia is leveraging Calix
solutions to transform their access networks.


Wilkes will deploy a
fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) network across Lincoln, Taliaferro, and Wilkes
counties with its award funds to deliver advanced broadband services.


“After working
together since 2006, we were confident in the team and the complete Calix
solutions portfolio to help support us through this ambitious effort, which
will make a huge impact in our local communities and economy,” said George
Dyson, general manager at Wilkes Telephone and Electric Company.


Wilkes will reach over
7,000 residents, 800 businesses, and 52 anchor institutions with the deployment
of Calix’s gigabit passive optical network technology, the Calix E7-2 Ethernet Service
Access Platform, and the 700GE family of optical network terminals.


“Since the
Broadband Stimulus program was announced, we have been committed to helping our
customers through every step of the process, from drafting applications through
rolling out networks and turning up services,” said John Colvin, senior
vice president of North American sales and marketing at Calix.


11 other service
providers selected Calix and its Unified Access portfolio to support their
Broadband Stimulus projects, including Darien Telephone Company, F&B
Communications, Gervais Telephone Company, Iowa Tribe of Kansas and
Nebraska,Montana Opticom, Northern Arkansas Telephone Company (NATCO), Ponderosa
Telephone Company, San Carlos Apache Telephone Utility, Shawnee Telephone
Company, Stoneham Cooperative Telephone Corporation and Thacker-Grisby
Telephone Company.

Recently,Hawaiian Telcom, a service provider of communications services, products and
solutions in Hawaii selected the Calix Unified Access portfolio for
its broadband network transformation initiatives.


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