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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. 702 Communications  – Minnesota
  2. 702 Communications  – North Dakota
  3. AcenTek – Michigan
  4. AcenTek – Minnesota
  5. Adams Fiber – Illinois
  6. Albany Mutual Telephone – Minnesota
  7. All West Communications – Utah
  8. Allo Communications – Nebraska
  9. Arvig – Minnesota
  10. ATMC – North Carolina
  11. Ben Lomand Connect – Tennessee
  12. Bledsoe Telephone Cooperative – Tennessee 
  13. Bloomer Telephone Company – Wisconsin
  14. Brooke Telecom – Ontario, Canada
  15. BTC Broadband – Oklahoma
  16. BVU – Virginia
  17. Burlington Telecom – Vermont
  18. C Spire – Mississippi
  19. Campus Communications – Illinois
  20. Case Western University – Ohio
  21. CC Communications - Nevada
  22. Cedar Falls Utilities – Iowa
  23. CenturyLink – Arizona
  24. CenturyLink – Colorado
  25. CenturyLink – Florida
  26. CenturyLink – Idaho
  27. CenturyLink – Iowa
  28. CenturyLink – Minnesota
  29. CenturyLink – Missouri
  30. CenturyLink – Nebraska
  31. CenturyLink – Nevada
  32. CenturyLink – New Mexico
  33. CenturyLink – North Carolina
  34. CenturyLink – Oregon
  35. CenturyLink – South Dakota
  36. CenturyLink – Utah
  37. CenturyLink – Washington
  38. CenturyLink – Wisconsin
  39. Cincinnati Bell – Kentucky
  40. Cincinnati Bell – Ohio
  41. CipherTel – Australia
  42. Citizens Connected – Wisconsin
  43. Citizens Fiber – Pennsylvania
  44. CL Tel – Iowa
  45. Cochrane Cooperative Telephone Company – Wisconsin
  46. Columbus Telephone – Kansas
  47. Co-Mo Electric Cooperative – Missouri
  48. Consolidated – North Dakota
  49. Consolidated Telecommunications Cooperative (CTC) – Minnesota
  50. Craw-Kan Telephone Cooperative – Kansas
  51. Dickey Rural Networks – North Dakota
  52. Duo County Telecom – Kentucky
  53. EATEL – Louisiana
  54. Empire Access – New York
  55. Execulink Telecom – Ontario, Canada
  56. Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative – Alabama
  57. Farmers Telephone Cooperative – South Carolina
  58. Fibrant – North Carolina
  59. Fidelity Communications – Arkansas
  60. Frontier – North Carolina
  61. Frontier – Oregon
  62. Garden Valley Telecom – Minnesota
  63. Grande Communications – Texas
  64. GVTC – Texas
  65. GWI – Maine
  66. H&B Communications – Kansas
  67. HBC – Minnesota
  68. Halstad Telephone Company – Minnesota
  69. City of Highland – Illinois
  70. Home Telecom – South Carolina
  71. ImOn Communications – Iowa
  72. Indianola Municipal Utilities – Iowa
  73. ITS Telecom – Florida
  74. Kingdom Telephone - Missouri
  75. Lakeland Networks – Ontario, Canada
  76. Town of Leverett – Massachusetts
  77. LISCO – Iowa
  78. LiveAir – Texas
  79. Longmont – Colorado
  80. Lynxx – Wisconsin
  81. Midwest Energy Cooperative – Michigan
  82. Mitchell Telecom – South Dakota
  83. Montana Opticom – Montana
  84. Nemont – Montana
  85. Nemont – North Dakota
  86. Nex-Tech – Kansas
  87. NineStar Connect – Indiana
  88. Northpower Fibre – New Zealand
  89. O-NET – Alberta, Canada
  90. Owensboro Municipal Utilities – Kentucky
  91. Paul Bunyan Communications – Minnesota
  92. PC Telcom – Colorado 
  93. Peoples Rural Telephone Cooperative – Kentucky
  94. Pinnacle Communications – Arkansas
  95. Plainview Telephone Company - Nebraska
  96. PlanetComm – Thailand
  97. Plateau – New Mexico
  98. Polar Communications – North Dakota
  99. Premier Communications – Iowa
  100. Race Communications – California
  101. Reedsburg Utility Commission – Wisconsin
  102. Reservation Telephone Cooperative – North Dakota
  103. RG Fiber – Kansas
  104. Ringgold Telephone Company – Georgia
  105. RST – North Carolina
  106. Runestone Telecom Association – Minnesota
  107. Russellville EPB – Kentucky
  108. Rye Telephone Company – Colorado
  109. City of Sandy – Oregon
  110. Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi – Iowa
  111. San Luis Valley Electric Cooperative – Colorado
  112. Sebewaing Light and Water – Michigan
  113. Silver Star Communications – Idaho
  114. Silver Star Communications – Wyoming
  115. Smart City – Florida
  116. Smithville Fiber – Indiana
  117. Solarus – Wisconsin
  118. South Central Communications – Utah
  119. TDS – Georgia
  120. TDS – Indiana
  121. TDS – New Hampshire
  122. TDS – Tennessee
  123. TDS – Wisconsin
  124. Ting – Maryland
  125. Ting – Virginia
  126. ToledoTel – Washington
  127. TSTT – Trinidad and Tobago
  128. United Fiber - Missouri
  129. ValuNet – Kansas
  130. Venture Communications – South Dakota
  131. VTel – Vermont
  132. Webster-Calhoun Cooperative Telephone Association – Iowa
  133. West Carolina Tel – South Carolina
  134. West Kentucky Rural Telephone Cooperative – Kentucky
  135. West Wisconsin Telcom – Wisconsin
  136. Western Iowa Networks – Iowa
  137. WinnSpeed – Michigan

Totals: 137 gigabit deployments (as of September 15, 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.