Calix Selected for 12 Broadband Stimulus Projects

  • Broadband Stimulus
  • Calix
  • FTTH
PETALUMA, CA - FTTH equipment vendor Calix announced a new batch of customer wins - a full dozen service providers using Calix gear for broadband stimulus-funded projects that total $153 million. (Only about 15 percent of project budgets are typically spent on access equipment.)

With this announcement, a total of 87 broadband stimulus winners have selected Calix equipment for last-mile and middle-mile awards.

The 12 new projects will deploy both FTTH and DSL across the Calix B6, C7, and E7 platforms to bring advanced broadband services to residences, businesses and community institutions in 11 states.

One new customer is Wilkes Telephone and Electric Company in Washington, Ga., which will deploy a GPON network across Lincoln, Taliaferro, and Wilkes counties, using the Calix E7-2 Ethernet Service Access Platform and the 700GE family of optical network terminals (ONTs). The Wilkes network will reach more than 7,000 residents, 800 businesses and 52 anchor institutions.

"Here in rural Georgia, it is thrilling to be one of the few companies that can bring truly advanced broadband services to our subscribers via our fiber access network, which was made possible through our broadband stimulus award," says George Dyson, general manager at Wilkes Telephone and Electric Company.

In addition to the Wilkes project,

Darien Telephone Company will bring fiber-enabled broadband to Sapelo Island off the coast of Georgia.
F&B Communications will bring advanced data, video, and voice services to rural customers in the Iowa communities of Bennett, Lowden, and Delmar.
Gervais Telephone Company used its award to connect two communities in northern Oregon with fiber access technologies.
Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska will bring an advanced fiber access infrastructure to the Iowa tribe's federally recognized lands in Kansas.
Montana Opticom provided fiber-fed broadband services to 11,900 residences, businesses, and anchor institutions throughout Gallatin County in southwest Montana.
Northern Arkansas Telephone Company will deploy both fiber and copper technologies to serve Marion and Boone counties in rural, north central Arkansas.
Ponderosa Telephone Company will deploy an advanced fiber access infrastructure across a 31-square mile area of California and enable telemedicine and education applications.
San Carlos Apache Telephone Utility will construct a new fiber access network to deliver broadband and emergency services to five communities, anchor institutions and tower sites within San Carlos Apache's federally recognized lands in Arizona.
Shawnee Telephone Company will lead the Southern Illinois Sustainable Broadband Transformation project, bringing broadband services to more than 1,200 households, 400 businesses and 35 schools and anchor institutions in the area.
• Stoneham Cooperative Telephone Corporation will build a fiber access network to serve the Colorado counties of Weld, Logan, and Morgan.
Thacker-Grigsby Telephone Company will serve residents, businesses and anchor institutions in Breathitt County, Ky., via an advanced fiber access network.

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