Calix Powers Gigabit Communities in 14 States

Calix Powers Gigabit Communities in 14 States 
Calix Service Provider Customers Step Up to Meet the FCC's Gigabit
Communities Challenge 
TAMPA, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 09/30/13 --  Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX)
today announced that more than 15 of its communications service
provider customers have announced gigabit residential services in 14
different states, leading the way towards meeting the goal of the
Federal Communications Commission's (FCC's) Gigabit Communities
Challenge. Issued in January 2013, the FCC's Gigabit Communities
Challenge called for at least one gigabit community in all 50 states
by 2015. Calix-powered networks are bringing gigabit service to
residents in Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts,
Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee,
Vermont, and Virginia. In addition, Calix customer O-NET has brought
the first residential gigabit network to Canada in Olds, Alberta. 
"We can already see the impact that gigabit networks are making in
both urban and rural communities across the country through economic
development, social and cultural advances, and the creation of
advanced broadband applications," said Heather Gold, president of the
FTTH Council Americas. "We commend Calix and its customers in driving
towards the goals of the FCC, and see them as key allies and
catalysts to the FTTH Council as it works with the FCC on the Race to
the Top proposal to help fund gigabit deployments in the United
The Calix Unified Access portfolio boasts a number of innovations
that enable the efficient delivery of gigabit services in both high-and low-density environments. The Calix 700GE and 800GE families of
optical network terminals (ONTs) and Residential Services Gateways
(RSGs) all support 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) symmetrical speeds.
With its unique auto-detect technology, Calix can deliver gigabit
speeds over both point-to-point gigabit Ethernet and gigabit passive
optical networks (GPON). Calix fiber access systems also support
critical gigabit service-enabling features such as dynamic bandwidth
allocation over GPON. 
"With a major university nearby and bandwidth usage on the rise
across our subscriber base, it is essential to deliver the most
advanced broadband speeds to our customers," said Smithville
President and CEO Darby McCarty. "By delivering a 1 gigabit service,
Smithville has brought what we believe to be the fastest Internet
speeds in Indiana to the greater Bloomington area over the Calix
platforms and enabled the state's first gigabit community." 
"In the past year, we have seen a growing number of our service
provider customers across the country, from large ILECs and rural
cooperatives to utility companies and municipalities, begin to offer
gigabit services to residential subscribers," said John Colvin, Calix
senior vice president of North American sales and marketing. "These
networks are not only transforming communities, but providing our
customers with a competitive advantage over all other broadband
offerings in their market. We are excited to be a key enabler of the
FCC's Gigabit Communities Challenge, and anticipate that many more of
our customers will be taking the gigabit leap in the next 12 months." 
To learn more about how the Calix Unified Access portfolio is
enabling gigabit communities, visit the Calix Booth (#511) at the
FTTH Council Conference & Expo this week in Orlando, Florida. 
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
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in its report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended June 29,
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