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Fiber to the Home Council--Americas

"We can already see the impact that gigabit networks are making...through economic development, social and cultural advances, and the creation of advanced broadband applications."

--Heather Gold, President, FTTH COuncil, Americas

Leverett Broadband Committee

"We are very proud to now be bringing one of the nation's most advanced broadband networks to western Massachusetts. We feel confident that our community will thrive economically, socially, and culturally well into the future..."

--Peter d'Errico, Chair, Leverett Broadband Committee, and member of Leverett Select Board, Leverett, MA

Can I download an HD movie in seconds?

"Providing our customers with gigabit services 100 times faster than the average American download speed gives them the freedom to leverage the power of the Internet without bandwidth constraints."

--Danny Pate, Vice President and General Manager, CenturyLink Nebraska

Delivering on the promise of broadband

Gigabit Services

Savvy service providers around the globe are discovering the power of gigabit networks to capture the imagination of their subscribers. Higher broadband take rates, lower churn, and the ability to rapidly introduce new revenue generating services – these are just a few of the direct benefits of “going gigabit.”

Equally important, however, is the perception of technology and broadband leadership that these services can bestow on the reputation of the gigabit service provider. This “Halo Effect” associated with gigabit services is proving to be exceptionally powerful, and is fundamentally changing the economics of fiber deployment.

The benefits of gigabit services extend to the entire community – through improved economic development, better education and public services, and an enviable broadband lifestylethat truly redefines the possibilities of broadband.

Calix is the world leader in this global phenomenon. We’ve brought together a variety of resources that will provide you with the latest insights, best practices, and programs that can help you “Make the Gig Leap.”

Gigabit Communities

Announced Calix-enabled Gigabit Deployments

  1. AcenTek – Michigan
  2. AcenTek – Minnesota
  3. Adams Fiber – Illinois
  4. Albany Mutual Telephone – Minnesota
  5. All West Communications – Utah
  6. Allo Communications – Nebraska
  7. Arvig – Minnesota
  8. ATMC – North Carolina
  9. Ben Lomand Connect – Tennessee
  10. Bloomer Telephone Company – Wisconsin
  11. Brooke Telecom – Ontario, Canada
  12. BTC Broadband – Oklahoma
  13. BVU – Virginia
  14. Burlington Telecom – Vermont
  15. C Spire – Mississippi
  16. Campus Communications – Illinois
  17. Case Western University – Ohio
  18. CC Communications - Nevada
  19. Cedar Falls Utilities – Iowa
  20. CenturyLink – Arizona
  21. CenturyLink – Colorado
  22. CenturyLink – Florida
  23. CenturyLink – Idaho
  24. CenturyLink – Iowa
  25. CenturyLink – Minnesota
  26. CenturyLink – Missouri
  27. CenturyLink – Nebraska
  28. CenturyLink – Nevada
  29. CenturyLink – New Mexico
  30. CenturyLink – North Carolina
  31. CenturyLink – Oregon
  32. CenturyLink – South Dakota
  33. CenturyLink – Utah
  34. CenturyLink – Washington
  35. CenturyLink – Wisconsin
  36. Cincinnati Bell – Kentucky
  37. Cincinnati Bell – Ohio
  38. CipherTel – Australia
  39. Citizens Connected – Wisconsin
  40. Citizens Fiber – Pennsylvania
  41. CL Tel – Iowa
  42. Cochrane Cooperative Telephone Company – Wisconsin
  43. Columbus Telephone – Kansas
  44. Co-Mo Electric Cooperative – Missouri
  45. Consolidated – North Dakota
  46. Consolidated Telecommunications Cooperative (CTC) – Minnesota
  47. Craw-Kan Telephone Cooperative – Kansas
  48. Dickey Rural Networks – North Dakota
  49. Duo County Telecom – Kentucky
  50. EATEL – Louisiana
  51. Empire Access – New York
  52. Execulink Telecom – Ontario, Canada
  53. Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative – Alabama
  54. Farmers Telephone Cooperative – South Carolina
  55. Fibrant – North Carolina
  56. Fidelity Communications – Arkansas
  57. Frontier – North Carolina
  58. Frontier – Oregon
  59. Garden Valley Telecom – Minnesota
  60. Grande Communications – Texas
  61. GVTC – Texas
  62. GWI – Maine
  63. H&B Communications – Kansas
  64. HBC – Minnesota
  65. Halstad Telephone Company – Minnesota
  66. City of Highland – Illinois
  67. Home Telecom – South Carolina
  68. ImOn Communications – Iowa
  69. Indianola Municipal Utilities – Iowa
  70. ITS Telecom – Florida
  71. Kingdom Telephone - Missouri
  72. Lakeland Networks – Ontario, Canada
  73. Town of Leverett – Massachusetts
  74. LISCO – Iowa
  75. LiveAir – Texas
  76. Longmont – Colorado
  77. Lynxx – Wisconsin
  78. Midwest Energy Cooperative – Michigan
  79. Mitchell Telecom – South Dakota
  80. Montana Opticom – Montana
  81. Nemont – Montana
  82. Nemont – North Dakota
  83. Nex-Tech – Kansas
  84. NineStar Connect – Indiana
  85. Northpower Fibre – New Zealand
  86. O-NET – Alberta, Canada
  87. Owensboro Municipal Utilities – Kentucky
  88. Paul Bunyan Communications – Minnesota
  89. PC Telcom – Colorado 
  90. Peoples Rural Telephone Cooperative – Kentucky
  91. Pinnacle Communications – Arkansas
  92. Plainview Telephone Company - Nebraska
  93. PlanetComm – Thailand
  94. Plateau – New Mexico
  95. Polar Communications – North Dakota
  96. Premier Communications – Iowa
  97. Race Communications – California
  98. Reedsburg Utility Commission – Wisconsin
  99. Reservation Telephone Cooperative – North Dakota
  100. RG Fiber – Kansas
  101. Ringgold Telephone Company – Georgia
  102. RST – North Carolina
  103. Runestone Telecom Association – Minnesota
  104. Russellville EPB – Kentucky
  105. Rye Telephone Company – Colorado
  106. City of Sandy – Oregon
  107. Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi – Iowa
  108. San Luis Valley Electric Cooperative – Colorado
  109. Sebewaing Light and Water – Michigan
  110. Silver Star Communications – Idaho
  111. Silver Star Communications – Wyoming
  112. Smart City – Florida
  113. Smithville Fiber – Indiana
  114. Solarus – Wisconsin
  115. South Central Communications – Utah
  116. TDS – Georgia
  117. TDS – Indiana
  118. TDS – New Hampshire
  119. TDS – Tennessee
  120. TDS – Wisconsin
  121. Ting – Maryland
  122. Ting – Virginia
  123. ToledoTel – Washington
  124. TSTT – Trinidad and Tobago
  125. United Fiber - Missouri
  126. ValuNet – Kansas
  127. Venture Communications – South Dakota
  128. VTel – Vermont
  129. Webster-Calhoun Cooperative Telephone Association – Iowa
  130. West Carolina Tel – South Carolina
  131. West Kentucky Rural Telephone Cooperative – Kentucky
  132. West Wisconsin Telcom – Wisconsin
  133. Western Iowa Networks – Iowa
  134. WinnSpeed – Michigan

Totals: 134 gigabit deployments (as of July 11, 2016)

States: 43

Outside U.S.: 2 Canadian provinces and 4 other countries

Gigabit Resources

Here's a list of resources for learning about gigabit networks, their benefits, and lessons learned by pioneering gigabit service providers and communities.

Building the Gigabit City (Craig Settles – 2013) – A guide for municipalities seeking to deploy gigabit services to their community (PDF).

Gigabit Communities (Commissioned by Google 2013) – Strategies for facilitating public or private broadband construction in communities (PDF).

Introducing Giganomics (Broadband Communities) – Summaries from several presentations on the economic impact of gigabit communities from the second annual Broadband Communities Conference on Broadband and Economic Development (PDF).

A Gigabit Garden Begins to Grow (Gig. U) – A status report and lessons learned from Broadband Communities on the network projects created under the Gig.U umbrella (PDF).

Broadband Adoption and Economic Opportunity (Blandin Foundation) – Lessons published in Broadband Communities about driving adoption to ensure the benefits to gigabit communities (PDF).

Burlington's Gigabit Opportunity – A summary of the vision of the Burlington's BTV Gig (http://btvgig.org/) gigabit deployment in Vermont (PDF).

Playing to Win in America's Digital Crossroads – Playbook for the Google Fiber deployment in Kansas City published by the Mayors' Bistate Innovation Team (PDF).

Government Kick-starts

The U.S. government offers a variety of funding and information resources that can help service providers and towns launch gigabit services. As interest in promoting gigabit services expands around the world, we will update to include funding resources from other nations. Please check back periodically for updates to our list of resources.

E-Rate

Carry-Forward of Unused E-Rate Fund for Funding Year 2014

Agenda for May 5 FCC E-Rate Modernization Workshop

Rural Broadband

FCC Rural Broadband Workshop May 2014 – Panel 2 focused on gigabit initiatives and effective strategies and lessons learned.

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Gigabit Video Library

Customer case studies and Calix insights about Gigabit communities.