Calix to Speak at FCC National Broadband Plan Staff Workshops in Washington, DC

August 11, 2009

Calix, the largest communications equipment supplier focused solely on access solutions for broadband service delivery, announced today that it has been invited to speak at the FCC National Broadband Plan Staff Workshops event in Washington, DC on Thursday, August 13, 2009, 9:30 a.m. EDT.

Geoff Burke, Calix senior director of corporate marketing, will participate on a panel entitled, Technology/Fixed Broadband. As a part of the panel, Calix will present its views on how advanced technologies, such as fiber to the premises (FTTP), can support future broadband service requirements and the unique challenges in developing such systems for smaller market areas.

Other executives on this panel include a variety of industry experts:

Participants will examine both fixed and wireless broadband technologies that are affecting broadband networks today and that will likely affect them in the future.

The purpose of the workshops is to promote an open dialogue between the FCC and key constituents on matters important to the National Broadband Plan. The Technology/Fixed Broadband panel will focus on the future of broadband evolution in the United States and will provide different perspectives on the current and future technologies required to deliver fixed broadband applications.

Thursday, August 13, 2009 at 9:30 a.m. EDT

Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20554
Room TW-C305 (Commission Meeting Room)

The workshops will be both open to the public and available over the internet.

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About Calix

Calix is the largest communications equipment supplier focused solely on access solutions for broadband service delivery. Service providers deploy Calix access systems to enable a rich set of information, communication, and entertainment services and to expand their revenue base beyond connectivity. Calix access innovation helps service providers transform their networks from circuit to packet, narrowband to broadband, and copper to fiber. Calix has deployed millions of ports and tens of thousands of systems into hundreds of service provider networks throughout North America. For more information, visit the Calix website at

For additional information contact:

Jeannette Bitz
Engage PR for Calix
510.748.8200 ext. 207