Windstream Uses Solutions from Calix in Lincoln, Neb., MDUs

  • Calix
  • Windstream
PETALUMA, CA — Calix, a provider of broadband communications access systems and software, announced that Windstream, a provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions, will equip multiple multi-dwelling units (MDUs) with Calix AXOS nodes and GigaFamily solutions in Lincoln, Nebraska. Using the combined solution of Calix E3-16F sealed DPU nodes and GigaFamily products, Windstream will dramatically increase broadband speeds available to residents in a select number of buildings. The company has plans to extend the deployment of technologies to deliver speeds of up to 1 Gbps over traditional copper telephone wires to other buildings in Lincoln and to other markets around the country.

"In a growing community like Lincoln with a large number of college students and young professionals, MDUs are both an opportunity and a challenge for service providers looking to enable a robust subscriber experience," said Art Nichols, Windstream vice president of network architecture and technology. "With the AXOS solution from Calix, we can quickly and easily deliver this experience by leveraging our existing copper infrastructure. We see subscribers in MDUs as a key market opportunity for us, and we are looking forward to leveraging Calix AXOS solutions to bring our ultra-fast services to this audience."

MDUs often have older copper and coaxial internal wiring and building access challenges. technology allows Windstream to eliminate these constraints and deliver faster broadband speeds. With the combination of the 801FB GigaPoint, a powerful, compact termination point that supports bonded, and the 844E GigaCenter, Windstream's MDU subscribers can take advantage of Carrier Class Wi-Fi with optimized reach and performance.

"Over the years, service providers have struggled to unlock the key to serving MDUs, which traditionally have been built with copper or coaxial cables, with the same level of broadband service as single family units," said John Colvin, senior vice president of North America sales at Calix. "By using the complete Calix AXOS solution, service providers like Windstream can now meet the high service expectations of their MDU subscribers and begin to take advantage of a significant growth opportunity."


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