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Congratulations to the 2018 Calix Innovation Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2018 Calix Innovation Award Winners


Calix Innovation Award Winners

Calix Innovation Awards are annually given to Calix customers who demonstrate outstanding creativity when leveraging Calix technology to deploy best-in-class services. The awards recognize innovation in the use of access, premises, and cloud technologies to transform businesses and networks. Outstanding Calix partners are also recognized in the program, as they are instrumental in driving new innovations and effeciencies for Calix customers. 


Awarded at Calix Connexions 2018


Innovation in Subscriber Experience


ALLO Communications

While rapidly growing to connect Lincoln, Nebraska and eight other communities with fiber, ALLO has found new customer support excellence through its Calix Support Cloud implementation.


ITS Fiber

Offering Whole Home Wi-Fi with premium technical support powered by GigaCenters, 804Mesh satellites, and Calix Support Cloud, ITS Fiber is prepared to lead the adoption of smart home devices.



While driving continued adoption of GigaCenters through its successful Premium Wi-Fi service, Nex-Tech has leveraged materials from Calix to accelerate and streamline its marketing campaigns.


Innovation in Next Generation Networks



CityFibre and Calix enter a strategic partnership to leverage AXOS and the E9-2 to deliver the UK's first software defined access (SDA) network.


Gibson Connect

With the AXOS platform serving as the foundation of its fiber network expansion, Gibson Connect is delivering broadband services to underserved areas of Tennessee while bringing new efficiencies to its electric network.


HDC Maldives

Housing Development Corporation of Maldives has partnered with Calix Services to create Asia’s first gigabit-enabled Smart City in Hulhumalé which will boast an open access network to support a target population of 240,000.

Innovations in Marketing


Triangle Communications

Calix ConneXions 2018 saw the presentation of the inaugural Innovations in Marketing award. Montana’s Triangle Communications received the award from an impressive pool of submissions from Calix customers, as it showcased how targeted marketing campaigns have led to new levels of success for the company. Hear directly from Triangle in its’ award-winning video.

Awarded at Calix ConneXions 2017


Cedar Falls Utilities

Muni broadband leader Cedar Falls Utilities talks subscriber management with the Calix AXOS E9-2 Intelligent Edge System. 


Momentum Telecom

Through a close partnership, Calix and Momentum Telecom are reducing back office integration time and complexity and laying a foundation to SDN for service providers of all types.



In Lafayette, Tennessee, NCTC is utilizing Calix Marketing Cloud to drive business success with higher ARPU, take rates, and broadband speed upgrades across their subscriber base.


Northpower Fibre

Calix has made NG-PON2 a reality, enabling New Zealand's Northpower Fibre to demonstrate the technology in a live network for the first time in the world via a Calix AXOS E7-2 Modular Access System. 


Paul Bunyan Communications

In Minnesota, Paul Bunyan Communications leveraged their Calix-powered gigabit network and GigaCenters with Carrier Class Wi-Fi to host the region's first live gaming tournament with the GigaZone Gaming Championship.


Pilot Fiber

Manhattan-based Pilot Fiber is leveraging a fully software defined network and the AXOS E7-2 Intelligent Modular System to build an impressive base of business customers throughout major cities on the East Coast of the United States.

Awarded at 2016 User Group Conference

Around the country, CenturyLink is transforming and simplifying the subscriber experience for all MDU residents with their innovative CenturyLink ON platform.

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Leading the broadband charge among electric cooperatives, Midwest Energy is leveraging the power of Calix Cloud services and GigaCenters to rapidly grow their service offering and become the “Utility of the Future” in southwest Michigan. 


With a growing business in the booming Fargo, North Dakota area, 702 Communications is outpacing the competition by delivering gigabit services via Calix G.fast solutions in the area's multi-dwelling unit buildings.

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Awarded at 2015 User Group Conference

Innovation in Network Transformation
Providing traditional cable television services in southern Spain since 2001, Alma Telecom has transformed its HFC network to fiber and utilized the Calix GigaCenters to improve their subscribers’ broadband experience.

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Innovation in Gigabit Service Marketing
By using a pre-registration model and unique marketing tactics, Illinois’ Adams Fiber is finding success with Calix GigaCenters and gigabit services in Quincy.


Innovation in Partnering for Business Efficiency
Located in neighboring counties in South Carolina, Farmers Telephone Cooperative (FTC) and Horry Telephone Cooperative (HTC) partnered together to gain new business efficiencies and build a foundation for future collaborations.


Innovation in Leveraging Compass Software
Gila River Telecommunications Inc. (GRTI) has gained new operational efficiencies while generating new revenue streams and improving their subscribers' experience through its use of all three Compass software applications.

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Innovation in Gigabit Service Delivery
Serving parts of western Wyoming and eastern Idaho, Silver Star Communications has seen impressive early success with its Gigabiz service and the deployment of Calix GigaCenters with Consumer Connect software.


Awarded at 2014 User Group Conference

 Innovation in Services Transformation
In Floyd County, Virginia, the 100-year-old Citizens Telephone Cooperative is transforming its network and business to deliver fiber-based services to the region's businesses.

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Innovation in Business Transformation
New York's Finger Lakes Technologies Group has transformed from a traditional ILEC into one of the region’s largest growing companies through delivering business services.


Innovation in Gigabit Services – Local
In rural Wisconsin, Reedsburg Utility Commission is delivering the state’s first gigabit speeds, capturing the attention of business and residential subscribers alike.

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Innovation in Gigabit Services--Regional

Initially delivering the first residential gigabit services in New Hampshire, TDS is expanding its “1Gig” service in many of its fiber markets based on early success.

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Innovation in Fiber Services
With a rapidly expanding GPON-based fiber network, Armenia’s Ucom is taking market share from large carriers in both residential and business markets across the country.


Innovation in New Revenue Generating Services
Vermont's Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom has gained new customers and revenues with a unique local broadband video service.

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Innovation in Leveraging Calix Analytics
Utilizing the power of data provided by Calix Analytics, West Carolina Tel has created more targeted marketing campaigns, achieving a better return on investment while lowering customer acquisition costs.


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Previous Innovation Awards

2013 Innovation Award Winners

Allo Communications



ITS Fiber


Northpower Fibre

Saddleback Communications

2012 Innovation Award Winners

Arrowhead Electric/CTC

Cincinnati Bell

Consolidated Telcom

Endeavor Communications

Highland Telephone Cooperative

Home Telecom


South Slope


2011 Innovation Award Winners


Dickey Rural Networks

Palmetto Rural Telephone Cooperative

Reservation Telephone


Volcano Communications