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Feb 08, 2018
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Cable Provider ImOn Communications Selects Calix Systems and the Calix Cloud to Deliver Gigabit Services to Cedar Rapids and Beyond

PETALUMA, CA – February 8, 2018 – Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX), today announced ImOn Communications, an award winning Internet, cable TV, and phone services provider in eastern Iowa, will leverage end-to-end fiber solutions from Calix to offer unrivaled gigabit business and residential services in its new service areas. ImOn’s audacious approach to delivering a superior service experience with fiber technology positions the company to stand out in its markets with services that will rival the largest and most forward-thinking operators in the industry. Award-winning systems and software from Calix, including the E7-2 Intelligent Modular System, Calix Cloud, and Carrier Class Wi-Fi enabled GigaCenters will help ImOn to seamlessly transition from a traditional cable plant into an agile, always on, software-defined network for both residents and businesses.


“As a local Internet, cable TV, and phone operator serving Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, and expanding into surrounding, underserved communities, our mission at ImOn has always centered on providing our customers a superior user experience, delivered through a reliable, state-of-the-art network,” said Patrice Carroll, CEO of ImOn Communications. “As we partner with Calix, leveraging an FTTH infrastructure will lay the foundation for the software-defined, virtualized network of the future. With Calix solutions at the heart of our network, we will be able to deliver to our customers the highest quality of services as we prepare for their future needs.”


Ideally suited for the unique needs of cable operators, Calix PON solutions leap beyond a simple fiber deep architecture to a full, agile FTTH solution. The extraordinary flexibility of the Calix solution for cable operators enables the rapid deployment of services to subscribers that is paramount to ImOn’s ability to successfully compete in the marketplace. Additionally, ImOn’s fiber network will be built on a Calix solution that delivers always-on capabilities, in the future eliminating the need for maintenance windows and providing a simple, fast, and cost-effective way to pivot to a software-defined network without impacting workflows and operations.


“The cable industry is actively transitioning to software-defined, virtualized, and agile networks, which are crucial to rapidly delivering new services and maintaining their competitive edge,” said Michael Weening, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Calix. “Calix PON solutions give cable operators an alternative that is complementary to still viable and capable legacy DOCSIS networks yet opens a path to radical transformation. Every journey begins with a first step, and while cable operators today are realizing that the unparalleled flexibility of Calix fiber and cloud solutions will allow them to seamlessly coexist with their legacy infrastructure today, they are also discovering that these same solutions provide the foundation for a superior go-to-market solution in the future for their entire network.”


About ImOn Communications

ImOn Communications provides high-speed Internet, cable TV, and telephone services to residents of Cedar Rapids, Marion and Hiawatha, Iowa. ImOn provides businesses throughout the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Corridor with advanced communication solutions to help organizations of all sizes meet their business objectives. ImOn was the first to bring fiber optic technology to the Cedar Rapids area with the introduction of 10Gig Business Ethernet services in 2009, followed by the introduction of fiber-to-the-home services in 2011 and residential gigabit service in 2015. Since 2014, ImOn has provided free community Wi-Fi service to the communities they serve, including Downtown Cedar Rapids, the McGrath Amphitheatre, Newbo City Market, various parks in Hiawatha, Iowa and in the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena. ImOn is locally owned and operated and offers customers tremendous value and choice for services. For more information regarding ImOn Communications, visit or call 319-298-6484. 


About Calix

Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) pioneered Software Defined Access and cloud products focused on access networks and the subscriber. Its portfolio of Intelligent Access systems and software combines AXOS, the revolutionary platform for access, and EXOS, the experience OS, with Calix Cloud, innovative cloud products for network data analytics and subscriber experience assurance. Together, they enable communications service providers to transform their businesses and be the winning service providers of tomorrow. For more information, visit the Calix website at


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Our end-to-end platform and managed services democratize the use of data enabling our customers of any size to operate efficiently, acquire subscribers, and deliver exceptional experiences. Calix is dedicated to driving continuous improvement in partnership with our growing ecosystem to support the transformation of our customers and their communities.

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