Two Iowa Broadband Stimulus Winners Select Calix

  • Broadband Stimulus
  • Calix
  • FTTH
PETALUMA, CA ? Winnebago Cooperative Telecom Association (WCTA) and Breda Telephone Corporation (DBA Western Iowa Networks) (Breda) selected the Calix Unified Access portfolio to bring advanced broadband services to rural subscribers in Iowa and Minnesota.

Both companies are pulling fiber into rural communities to bring fast broadband services and new opportunities to their subscribers, and both have benefited from loans and grants from the broadband stimulus program.

WCTA will use a $9.8 million grant and a $9.8 million loan to offer advanced broadband services, including IPTV, ultra-high-speed data services and reliable voice services, to 21 communities in six counties across northern Iowa and southern Minnesota. WCTA will leverage two Calix platforms – the C7 Multiservice Access Platform (MSAP) and the modular E7-2 Ethernet Service Access Platform (ESAP) – as well as the 700GE family of optical network terminals (ONTs) and Calix Management System (CMS). VDSL2 and GPON technologies will be used to deliver services directly to subscribers, and 10GE transport technology will interconnect this network with other WCTA facilities.

"Advanced broadband services are critical to the quality of life and economic development of the rural communities that we serve," says Terry Wegener, general manager of WCTA.

Breda will use a $1.8 million grant, a $784,000 loan and $2.6 million in matching private investment to provide high-speed broadband over fiber to underserved areas of its incumbent local exchange carrier territory. Breda will deliver advanced IPTV, ultra high-speed data services capable of delivering up to 1 Gbps to the premises and reliable voice services. The C7 MSAP will use both GPON and 10GE transport technologies.

With today's announcement, Calix has been selected as the FTTH electronics vendor for last-mile and middle-mile projects by 65 broadband stimulus winners.


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