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Windstream Uses G.fast Solutions from Calix in Lincoln MDUs

Calix AXOS platform speeds delivery of an unmatched subscriber experience to apartment dwellers in Nebraska’s capital

PETALUMA, CA – July 28, 2016 – Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX), the world leader in enabling next generation service delivery with an unmatched subscriber experience, today announced that Windstream (NASDAQ: WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions, will equip multiple multi-dwelling units (MDUs) with Calix AXOS G.fast nodes and GigaFamily solutions in Lincoln, Nebraska. Using the combined solution of Calix E3-16F G.fast sealed DPU nodes and GigaFamily products, Windstream will dramatically increase broadband speeds available to residents in a select number of buildings. The company has plans to extend the deployment of G.fast technologies to deliver speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) over traditional copper telephone wires to other buildings in Lincoln and to other markets around the country.


“In a growing community like Lincoln with a large number of college students and young professionals, MDUs are both an opportunity and a challenge for service providers looking to enable a robust subscriber experience,” said Art Nichols, Windstream vice president of network architecture and technology. “With the AXOS G.fast solution from Calix, we can quickly and easily deliver this experience by leveraging our existing copper infrastructure. We see subscribers in MDUs as a key market opportunity for us, and we are looking forward to leveraging Calix AXOS G.fast solutions to bring our ultra-fast services to this audience.”


MDUs often have older copper and coaxial internal wiring and building access challenges. G.fast technology allows Windstream to eliminate these constraints and deliver faster broadband speeds. With the combination of the 801FB GigaPoint, a powerful, compact termination point that supports bonded G.fast, and the 844E GigaCenter, Windstream’s MDU subscribers can take advantage of Carrier Class Wi-Fi with optimized reach and performance.


“Over the years, service providers have struggled to unlock the key to serving MDUs, which traditionally have been built with copper or coaxial cables, with the same level of broadband service as single family units,” said John Colvin, senior vice president of North America sales at Calix. “By using the complete Calix AXOS G.fast solution, service providers like Windstream can now meet the high service expectations of their MDU subscribers and begin to take advantage of a significant growth opportunity.”


About Calix

Calix, Inc. (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 www.calix.com.

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About Windstream

Windstream Holdings, Inc.  (NASDAQ: WIN), a FORTUNE 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions for consumers, small businesses, enterprise organizations and carrier partners across the U.S. Windstream offers bundled services, including broadband, security solutions, voice and digital TV to consumers. The company also provides data, cloud solutions, unified communications and managed services to business and enterprise clients. The company supplies core transport solutions on a local and long-haul fiber-optic network spanning approximately 125,000 miles. Additional information is available at windstream.com. Please visit our newsroom at news.windstream.com or follow us on Twitter at @Windstream.



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