Town of Leverett Selects MCG and Calix to Enable Massachusetts' First Gigabit Community

Town of Leverett Selects MCG and Calix to Enable Massachusetts' First Gigabit 
Community 
Calix E7-20 and 700GE ONTs to Deliver Gigabit Services Throughout
Western Massachusetts Community 
LEVERETT, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/13/13 --  Calix, Inc. (NYSE:
CALX) today announced the Leverett Broadband Committee has awarded
the contract to build its Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) project to
Millennium Communications Group Inc. (MCG) of East Hanover, NJ. MCG
as part of its proposal to the Town of Leverett partnered with Calix
to include the Calix E7-20 Ethernet Service Access Platform (ESAP)
and 700GE family of optical network terminals (ONTs) capable of
delivering gigabit services throughout the western Massachusetts
town. Leveraging point-to-point gigabit Ethernet (GE) technology to
deliver high-speed symmetrical broadband to every residence and
business in town, the Leverett fiber network will set a new standard
for advanced broadband services in Massachusetts as the first gigabit
services network in the Commonwealth. The Leverett Broadband
Committee enthusiastically supported the inclusion of the Calix
platform, largely because of its advanced capabilities. Construction
will start immediately, with completion targeted for the end of 2014.
MCG's sister company Matrix Design Group will oversee the project and
network design, as well as the make-ready work for the Leverett fiber
network. 
"For many years, our town of Leverett suffered from inadequate
broadband offerings, with some of our residents unable to connect at
all," said Peter d'Errico, chair of the Leverett Broadband Committee
and member of the Leverett Select Board. "We took matters into our
own hands and, after two years of evaluation and planning, are very
proud to now be bringing one of the nation's most advanced broadband
networks to western Massachusetts. In choosing Calix and MCG, we feel
confident that our community will thrive economically, socially, and
culturally well into the future, and become a model for other towns
in our region." 
To date, the Town of Leverett has been underserved with a small
number of residents having access to DSL service, while most were
limited to dial-up or satellite Internet service. With the completion
of the nearby Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI) middle mile
fiber network, Leverett took the opportunity to build a
state-of-the-art fiber last-mile network to connect to the MBI
network and provide advanced broadband services to its residents.
Leverett is the first to build a last-mile network in western
Massachusetts to connect to the MBI.  
"As middle mile networks created by the Broadband Stimulus program
near completion, underserved communities throughout the country will
be looking to leverage this new fiber to expand the reach of
broadband in their regions," said John Colvin, senior vice president
of North America sales and marketing at Calix. "Towns like Leverett
are on the forefront of this broadband effort, and are serving as an
example of what is possible when communities come together for the
benefit of all. By taking matters into their own hands, Leverett will
transform from an underserved town into a gigabit community -- one of
the most connected in the country -- with the capability to take full
advantage of the emerging broadband applications of the future." 
Ron Cassel, CEO of MCG, added, "Although we've been giving
communities the power to control their broadband networking needs
through ownership for more than 15 years, we are especially proud to
be part of this unique endeavor with Calix and the Town of Leverett.
It is the culmination of what we are all about as a company,
empowering communities through ownership of the network, that's the
only way to ensure access to all. Leverett should be proud of their
accomplishment; it will stand as a model for the rest of underserved
America, for years to come."  
About Matrix Design Group  
Matrix Design Group specializes in fiber optic network deployments
and complete broadband solutions. Matrix will plan, design, build,
manage and support broadband projects of any size, with unparalleled
excellence and continuity of service while also providing business
case development, grant application assistance, Rights-of-Way
permitting, local and long haul engineering, project management and
fiber construction. The Matrix team is poised to manage and deliver
your project with the utmost level of service and reliability through
the use of the latest equipment, technology, and dedicated personnel. 
For more information, please visit www.matrixdg.com or call 1 (866)
792-9930. 
About Millennium Communications Group 
Millennium is a full-service communications company founded in 1995.
The company has made its mark in the industry as a highly skilled and
reliable source of networking engineering, construction, and
technical solutions. With a long list of clients and prestigious
projects in both the private and public sectors, Millennium is the
network construction services provider of choice. 
For more information, please visit www.millenniuminc.com or call 1
(800) 677-1919. 
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. 
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2013, filed with the SEC on August 6, 2013, available at
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Neila.matheny@calix.com 
 
 
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