Lake Connections Selects Calix E7 and 836GE RSG for Regional Fiber Network

Lake Connections Selects Calix E7 and 836GE RSG for Regional Fiber Network 
Calix Passes 100th Broadband Stimulus Selection Milestone, Delivers
Gigabit Speeds to Area Businesses 
PETALUMA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/18/13 --  Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX)
today announced that Lake County (DBA Lake Connections) has selected
the Calix E7-2 Ethernet Service Access Platform (ESAP) and 836GE
Residential Services Gateway (RSG) for a Broadband Stimulus fiber
access project across Lake County and eastern Saint Louis County in
northeast Minnesota. Lake Connections is managing and building a
2000-mile fiber network for the county, who was selected to receive
Broadband Stimulus funding, providing all 18,000 residences and 1000
businesses in the region ultra high-speed data, voice telephony, and
advanced video service in the previously underserved area. The $69.8
million project, which includes plant engineering, materials, labor,
and other costs, including access equipment, is funded by a $66.3
million Broadband Initiatives Plan (BIP) combination of a grant and
loan, along with $3.5 million in county investment. With today's
announcement, aggregate Calix vendor selections by Broadband Stimulus
winners for "last mile" and "middle mile" awards have now reached
over 100 different projects representing over $2 billion in
Stimulus-related grants, loans, and private investment. 
"When Lake County applied for the Broadband Stimulus funding in 2010,
the state of broadband across the county was severely inadequate and
holding this rural part of Minnesota back from expanded economic
development," said Jeff Roiland, project manager of Lake Connections.
"As the project manager of this network, it has been exciting, now
that our construction crews are out in the fields and the early
registration numbers are coming in, to see the desire and the demand
in the community for broadband at such a high level. As we continue
to progress through the 36-month build out, we are looking forward to
working with Calix to help transform the broadband experience of
these communities." 
Nearing the end of Phase One of the network build, Lake Connections
has already received permission from over 70 percent of the residents
in the towns of Two Harbors and Silver Bay along Lake Superior to
bring fiber 
to their premises. Supported by both gigabit passive
optical network (GPON) and point-to-point gigabit Ethernet (GE)
technologies over the Calix E7-2, this fiber network will provide
Internet speeds up to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) to each business
and 100 megabits per second (Mbps) to each residence, with the
ability to increase all speeds to 1 Gbps in the future. Lake
Connections will also utilize the Wi-Fi enabled 836GE RSGs inside of
the customer premises, extending their access network into their
subscribers' homes. 
"The Lake County region now joins hundreds of other communities and
regions across the U.S. enabled to bring gigabit speeds to their
citizens -- many as the direct result of the Broadband Stimulus
program," said Teresa Mastrangelo, principal analyst at
Broadbandtrends. "Calix, with over 100 Stimulus project wins, has
proven itself to be a key enabler of this program. While gigabit
services initiatives like Kansas City have captured many headlines,
Calix customers have also been delivering these speeds to homes,
businesses, and anchor institutions throughout the country." 
"We are honored that given a clean slate and the opportunity by the
U.S. Broadband Stimulus program to choose the best technology and
technology partner to transform from disadvantaged areas into
world-class, gigabit connected communities, over 75 percent of
Stimulus award recipients have chosen the Calix Unified Access
portfolio," said John Colvin, senior vice president of North America
sales and marketing. "As we work side-by-side with service providers
like Lake Connections, we are excited by the opportunity for profound
transformational impact these gigabit networks will have on the
economic development and quality of life of the communities served.
We congratulate the citizens of Lake and eastern Saint Louis Counties
on the new opportunities afforded the region by this network to
compete and grow in the global economy." 
Calix will be exhibiting at the MTA Minnesota Convention & Trade
Show, March 25-27 at the Hyatt Regency and DoubleTree Suites in
Minneapolis. Come see the Calix E7-2 ESAP, 836GE RSG, and the rest of
the Calix Unified Access portfolio at in Booths 35, 36, 51 and 52. 
About Calix 
Calix (NYSE: CALX) is a global leader in access innovation. Its
Unified Access portfolio of broadband communications access systems
and software 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. 
This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are
based upon management's current expectations and are inherently
uncertain. Forward-looking statements are based upon information
available to us as of the date of this release, and we assume no
obligation to revise or update any such forward-looking statement to
reflect any event or circumstance after the date of this release,
except as required by law. Actual results and the timing of events
could differ materially from current expectations based on risks and
uncertainties affecting the Company's business. The reader is
cautioned not to unduly rely on the forward-looking statements
contained in this press release. Additional information on potential
factors that could affect Calix's results and other risks and
uncertainties are detailed in its report on Form 10-K for the fiscal
year ended December 31, 2012, filed with the SEC on February 22,
2013, available at http://www.sec.gov.  
Press Inquiries: 
Neila Matheny
707-766-3512
Neila.matheny@calix.com