Calix now supports 28 residential gigabit services deployments in 20 states and five countries
HOLLIS, NH – May 28, 2014 – Calix, Inc. (NYSE:CALX, news, filings) today announced that TDS Telecom (TDS®) has deployed the Calix E7-2 Ethernet Service Access Platform (ESAP) and 700GE family of optical network terminals (ONTs) for its new residential gigabit fiber network in Hollis, New Hampshire. Leveraging gigabit passive optical network (GPON) technology, this community marks the first residential gigabit deployment for TDS, as well as the first network in the state to offer high-bandwidth data speeds of up to one gigabit per second (Gbps) to homes, businesses, and anchor institutions.
Dubbed 1Gig, the TDS service offering will be made available to all residents within the community of Hollis, which is located in the southern part of the state, just an hour from Boston. Along with the 1Gig data service, TDS is also offering IPTV and voice in the area, in a triple-play bundle. All new subscribers to the 1Gig service will also receive Remote PC Support free of charge. After the initial launch of 1Gig in Hollis, TDS is planning to expand its gigabit services to other markets where IPTV is already offered.
"At TDS, we are thrilled to lead the charge for gigabit speeds in New Hampshire," said Matt Apps, Manager, Internet Product Management and Development for TDS. "With the 1Gig service, our subscribers will be able to take advantage of the Internet and broadband applications in ways they never thought possible. The 1Gig service sets a new bar for advanced TDS broadband services, and we are pleased to be working with Calix to make this world-class network and service offering a reality."
With the addition of New Hampshire, Calix is now supporting 28 gigabit networks in 20 different states. While the gigabit momentum has been building in the U.S., service providers around the world are also increasing their broadband speeds, as Calix is also part of residential gigabit services deployments in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and Trinidad and Tobago.
"Over the past year, we have seen many of our customers of all sizes bring gigabit services to various communities around the country and the globe," said John Colvin, Calix senior vice president of North American sales. "TDS is another example of a forward-looking service provider that is staying ahead of the needs of its subscribers as more bandwidth-intensive applications are introduced into the market. With the 1Gig service, TDS will be the clear technology leader in this New Hampshire market and we are looking forward to partnering with the company as the service is expanded to other markets across the country."
Calix (NYSE: CALX) is a global leader in access innovation. Its Unified Access portfolio of broadband communications access software, systems, and services enables communications service providers worldwide to transform their networks and become the broadband provider of choice to their subscribers. For more information, visit the Calix website at www.calix.com. For more information about gigabit networks, visit http://www.calix.com/gigabit/.
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