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Community-wide managed Wi-Fi for subscribers, students, and organizations on the go


Go beyond the SmartHome to deliver your subscribers a SmartLife

Reimagine community Wi-Fi as a ubiquitous, secure, managed experience across your footprint by making your town a SmartTown. 

Product details

The same great experience at home—now on-the-go


With community wide Wi-Fi, your customers have access to your internet network even when they are away from home. Extend your brand and your service to your entire service area.

Take your Wi-Fi with you

As part of your subscribers' Wi-Fi service, they can now bring their connectivity with them—in town, at school or in the park, they are always connected.

No data? No worries

Enjoy video chat, streaming and Instagram Live without the constraint of cellular data caps. SmartTown® brings unfettered internet without the dreaded throttling.

Security and control

The same Wi-Fi and content control subscribers have at home can follow them when they connect to the community network.​

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Students and educators

Put community-wide connectivity in the hands of students and educators – wherever their day takes them. Expand coverage by optionally joining the global eduroam Wi-Fi roaming alliance where available.

Safe and secure

Keeping kids safe online is critical. Integrate the latest network security and content filtering to provide a private, secure, and safe experience for students on-the-go.​

Pre-authenticate with Passpoint​

Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Passpoint® is an industry-wide solution that streamlines Wi-Fi access and eliminates the need for users to find and authenticate a network each time they visit.​

Deploy Eduroam​

With eduroam, students stay connect beyond your footprint. ​

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Keeping organizations connected beyond the front door and across your footprint sets your communities up for success. Enable first responders, plus municipal, private, and non-profit organizations to leverage Wi-Fi on-the-go across the city, within their housing associations, and everywhere people work, learn, and play.​

On-the-go municipal staff

Empower first responders, city workers, and community staff with HD video conferencing, and high-speed access to online applications without consuming expensive 5G/LTE bandwidth and in areas where 5G/LTE is not available.​


Create unique private Wi-Fi communities for organizations, housing associations, apartment buildings, mobile health clinics, and just about any group with long-term membership.

Evolving models for virtual learning

Enable BSPs to offer E-Rate services for eligible schools and libraries so they can obtain affordable internet access under the FCC E-Rate program.

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Bring people together and foster a sense of community by providing community Wi-Fi downtown, at events, and in public spaces like community centers and libraries.

Boost economic development

Community Wi-Fi can help local businesses and entrepreneurs grow and thrive by giving them access to new customers and markets.

Bridge the Digital Divide

Enable people in your community to access information and educational tools, search job boards, and participate in online activities that they might not otherwise have access to.

Boost community pride

Show your community members that they are valued and cared for by providing them Internet access in public spaces.

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Benefits and features

Launch SmartTown with confidence—help your community grow

Private, safe and secure

Built upon the Wi-Fi Alliance Passpoint architecture and secured with ProtectIQ and ExperienceIQ, SmartTown utilizes the latest network security and content filtering to provide a private, secure, and safe experience for on-the-go subscribers.



Ubiquitous, secure, managed Wi-Fi experiences across a community… a “Smart Town”


Managed subscriber experience via Calix Cloud, integrated into OSS/BSS


Multiple domains (communities) to easily support subscribers, schools, municipalities, organizations, MDUs, and more

Technical Specifications

SmartTown technical details

Calix GigaSpire® BLAST and GigaPro™ Wi-Fi systems* can be activated to deploy a SmartTown network. Providers can supplement the existing base of residential systems (typically GigaSpire BLAST systems) by strategically adding outdoor access points in public gathering spots. The Calix GigaPro series is designed for outdoor use and able to extend Wi-Fi over longer distances, helping BSPs establish community-wide WiFi coverage.

Learn more about technical implmenation in this overview document.

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News and insights

Succeeding where others haven't

Access to Wi-Fi hotspots is a driver of economic growth and a way for citizens to access a variety of public services.

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Customer successes

Customer success stories

Tyler Pearson at Allo
Allo is bridging the digital divide
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Scott Hendrix at Tombigbee
Tombigbee offers technology to improve people's lives
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Related products and services

Additional capabilities for your success

SmartTown Professional Services

The help and guidance you need to connect your community and protect your brand​. Calix Professional Services helps you plan and validate the capacity, coverage, and performance of your network with SmartTown On-site Wi-Fi Design and SmartTown Managed Service Validation

SmartTown Enablement Workshop

Calix Professional Services empowers your Network Engineers, Field Technicians, and Customer Support teams with an immersive onsite training, hands-on labs, and field deployment experience. 

Revenue EDGE eLearning Enterprise Subscription

Upskilling your team made easy! Accelerate your Marketing, Customer Support and Field Technician teams’ competency and skills in Calix Cloud, Revenue EDGE Systems, and SmartTown business and technology topics.