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.”
Totals: 138 gigabit deployments (as of November 28, 2016)
Outside U.S.: 2 Canadian provinces and 4 other countries
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).
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).
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.
FCC Rural Broadband Workshop May 2014 – Panel 2 focused on gigabit initiatives and effective strategies and lessons learned.