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September 11, 2017 by Carl Meyerhofer

Calix Connected Communities – Introducing “Rising Stars”

Have you ever had the experience where you were lucky enough to see a business at the early stages of development, and you just knew that this business was going to have a bright future? A business that you were going to "keep your eye on"?

Well, at Calix we have the unique opportunity to work with a lot of service providers that are launching new broadband businesses and some just tend to stand out from the rest. When we see one of these “Rising Stars” we want to bring it to the attention of the Calix Connected Community followers so you can celebrate their achievements and follow their success in the future.


Every so often we will highlight and share the story of a customer that we feel is a “Rising Star” in the broadband industry. Barbourville Utilities in Kentucky is one of those customers. 

On September 5, Barbourville began installation of a new fiber network bringing 4000 customers a broadband service with gigabit download speeds. The new service, named Blink, will be 1000 times faster than their current Internet service.

The city of Barbourville is no stranger to pioneering development and technology. In the 1950s, Barbourville was the first city in the United States to introduce cable television. And in the 1990s, Barbourville established one of the first Internet cable modem systems in the country and earned the distinction of "One of the 6 Best Wired Towns in the U.S." from Yahoo.

We at Calix are very excited to watch Barbourville launch their new Blink gigabit service to their customers and proud to recognize them as a Calix Connected Community Rising Star.

Click here to learn more.

Is there another community that you feel is a “Rising Star” and should be recognized? Let us know in the Comments section.