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Success Stories

Calix success stories highlight best practices among Calix service provider customers. Each of these brief service provider profiles gives a unique, first-hand look into how the Calix Unified Access portfolio and Compass software applications are helping customers meet and overcome technological and business challenges and find opportunity across a variety of application and deployment scenarios.

Featured Success Stories

Located just outside of Portland, Oregon, SandyNet has deployed Calix GigaCenters and Consumer Connect software ubiquitously across its network to capture 60 percent of its market in one year through delivery of gigabit services and a Carrier Class Wi-Fi experience to subscribers.

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In rural Ireland, enet is extending the reach of Carrier Class Wi-Fi and gigabit services through its open access network with the help of Calix and it's channel partner Agile Networks.

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To bring fiber to the underserved Renville and Sibley Counties in Minnesota, the RS Fiber Cooperative was formed and has started its broadband service delivery through a partnership with HBC.

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Calix Case Studies and Innovation Awards

Unique Public/Private Partnership for Rural Broadband - To bring fiber to the underserved Renville and Sibley Counties in Minnesota, the RS Fiber Cooperative was formed and has started its broadband service delivery through a partnership with HBC.

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Business Transformation through Fiber – In Thailand, PlanetComm is expanding its business from a systems integrator to become an open access network operator by investing in fiber and partnering with building developers throughout the country.

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New Revenues and Efficiencies with 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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Leveraging Fiber to Gain Dominant Market Share – By building from its internal fiber network, Bristol Virginia Utilities (BVU) has expanded its fiber footprint to the entire community and established itself as the area's top broadband provider.

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Delivering on the Promise of Open Access – One of the first municipally owned networks in the United States, Danville, Virginia's Danville network is capitalizing on its open access model and bringing economic development to the community.

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Community Transformation through Fiber – The introduction of advanced broadband services over an all-fiber E7-2 network has transformed the Overbury Estate, a rural community in England.

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Building a Community-owned Gigabit Network in Canada – Backed by a dedicated community and local institute for economic development, O-NET is bringing the community of Olds in Alberta a state-of-the-art, all fiber network.

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New Services and Operational Efficiencies through Network Transformation – By transforming its network and business to delivering advanced broadband services over fiber, Solarus in Wisconsin is seeing early success with a new service platform, as well as significant cost reduction.

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Enabling Advanced Business Services in Rural Communities – Serving a large area of the state of Minnesota with over 60,000 subscribers, Arvig is enabling advanced services for rural businesses and anchor institutions via a combined fiber and copper network.

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Services Transformation Through GPON – With over 30,000 subscribers, Minnesota-based Paul Bunyan Communications transformed its network from copper to fiber, utilizing a GPON architecture that enabled a number of new operational efficiencies for its business and advanced broadband services for its subscribers.

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Electric Cooperative Enabled Community Development – With the largest serving area and the lowest subscriber density among electric cooperatives in Missouri, United Electric Cooperative is using its Broadband Stimulus award to deploy a fiber network to bring advanced broadband services to its underserved membership.

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Network and Business Transformation – Serving Chillicothe, Ohio, for over 100 years, Horizon Telcom is leveraging its Broadband Stimulus award and a close partnership with Calix to transform its network and expand its business to become the premier broadband provider in 34 counties across Appalachian Ohio.

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Electric Cooperative Fiber Access Success – After being denied Broadband Stimulus funding, Co-Mo Electric Cooperative in Tipton, Missouri, found its own self-funded path to build a fiber access network to serve its rural community and deliver on the promise of economic development.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

CenturyLink

HBC

ITS Fiber

Nemont

Northpower Fibre

Saddleback Communications

2012 Innovation Award Winners

Arrowhead Electric/CTC

Cincinnati Bell

Consolidated Telcom

Endeavor Communications

Highland Telephone Cooperative

Home Telecom

Smithville

South Slope

TMS

2011 Innovation Award Winners

BEK

Dickey Rural Networks

Palmetto Rural Telephone Cooperative

Reservation Telephone

Sebastian

Volcano Communications

Written Case Studies

West Kentucky and Tennessee Telecommunications

Copper to 100 Percent Fiber Network Transformation – Over the course of five years, West Kentucky and Tennessee Telecommunications Cooperative has transformed its network from copper to 100 percent fiber to deliver advanced broadband services, including gigabit speeds.

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Ucom

Fiber-Enabled Services for Business Transformation – Using its Calix-powered fiber network, Ucom has been able to take a proactive approach to selling new services to device-enabled subscribers and to improving its competitive position in the marketplace.

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West Carolina Tel

Using Targeted Marketing to Improve Business Performance – 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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Allo Communications

Operational Efficiencies through Consumer Connect – Allo Communications in Imperial, Nebraska is finding vast operational efficiencies in their gateway management procedures, reducing 160 hours of work to five minutes.

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Atlantic Telephone Membership Cooperative (ATMC)

Broadband Stimulus Deployment Success – With a strong local reputation, early network planning, and a creative marketing campaign, Atlantic Telephone Membership Cooperative in North Carolina found fast success in its Broadband Stimulus project in neighboring Columbus County.

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Custer Telephone Cooperative (CTCI)

Subscriber Satisfaction and Troubleshooting Efficiency – After battling against a denial of service attack for two days, Custer Telephone Cooperative in Challis, Idaho, found a quick resolution and restored service within hours after deploying Compass Flow Analyze.

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Dickey Rural Networks

Fiber-Enabled Operational Efficiencies – By looking to the future and the promise of an all-fiber network nearly a decade ago, Dickey Rural Networks in Ellendale, North Dakota, reached new levels of operational efficiency as they finalized their network transformation project.

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Volcano Communications

Copper-Based Network Transformation – Based in California's Sierra Nevada foothills, Volcano Communications has transformed its copper-based network over the last decade to deliver reliable and advanced broadband services throughout an area that faces severe weather conditions.

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Köpings Kabel-TV AB

Transforming from Cable to a Fiber Access Infrastructure – Based in Sweden, Köpings Kabel-TV AB transformed its aging network to a fiber access infrastructure, enabling the company to gain a competitive advantage and deliver new advanced broadband services that its legacy network could not support.

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