Calix Accelerates Path to Residential Gigabit Fiber Services in Austin, Texas

Calix Accelerates Path to Residential Gigabit Fiber Services in Austin, Texas 
Grande Communications Deploys E7 for Gigabit Services and New Compass
Open Link Cable Software for DOCSIS Provisioning of GPON 
PETALUMA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/08/14 --  Calix, Inc. (NYSE:
CALX) today announced that Grande Communications (Grande), a
Texas-based broadband communications company and one of the nation's
top 20 largest cable operators, has deployed the Calix E7-2 Ethernet
Service Access Platform (ESAP), 700GE family of optical network
terminals (ONTs), and its recently introduced Compass Open Link Cable
software to deliver broadband speeds of one gigabit per second (Gbps)
in West Austin, TX. Grande has led the cable industry in the delivery
of gigabit services, introducing its "Power 1000" service in this
highly competitive market in February of 2014. 
"Demand for gigabit services is taking the nation by storm and our
subscribers are demanding nothing less than a world-class broadband
experience," said Matt Murphy, Grande Communications president. "To
meet this demand, we were looking for a fast and efficient path to
bring gigabit speeds to our subscribers while leveraging our existing
DOCSIS provisioning systems. Calix has delivered for us by providing
a powerful fiber access platform over GPON that has allowed us to
become Austin's first gigabit services provider. And now, with Open
Link Cable, Grande will have the ability to provision these advanced
fiber services with our back office systems untouched." 
The Calix E7-2 ESAP and 700GE family of ONTs deliver the flexibility
and scalability necessary for Grande to efficiently deliver some of
the nation's top broadband speeds, while Open Link Cable allows them
to leverage their existing DOCSIS operational model. The Open Link
Cable solution is based on concepts introduced by the CableLabs
DOCSIS Provisioning of EPON (DPoE) specification and is designed to
align with future DOCSIS Provisioning of GPON (DPoG) standards that
are currently in development. While Open Link Cable integrates with
most cable back office systems, Calix professional services can also
perform custom integration for those cable operators with unique back
office requirements. 
"The rising tide of gigabit deployments across the nation is causing
cable providers to seek a more rapid path to gigabit speeds while
leveraging their existing operational infrastructures," said cable
industry veteran Chris Bowick, who was recently appointed to the
Calix Board of Directors. "While DOCSIS 3.1 shows promise in the
future, solutions like Open Link Cable, GPON and the Calix E7 snap
into existing cable infrastructure, making the leap to gigabit
services for cable companies like Grande efficient and cost-effective
About Calix
 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 For more
information about Calix enabled gigabit networks, visit  
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