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Broadband and Electric Cooperatives

A new necessity for your community

BARC Electric delivers world-class subscriber experience
through managed Wi-Fi services with Calix

Leading Electric Coop moves aggressively to close the digital divide for their entire region

Gibson EMC launches next generation gigabit services
with Calix AXOS E7-2 GPON and Cloud solutions

What if you could close the digital divide?

Broadband can help your communities and your business thrive

Communities with Gigabit broadband connectivity are thriving. Electric cooperatives are uniquely positioned to provide broadband services that help unserved and underserved communities thrive in an increasingly digital world.

Whitepaper: Broadband and Electric Cooperatives

Learn why electric cooperatives are uniquely positioned to offer broadband services to rural communities.

Learn from our customers how they are transforming their communities


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Bandera Electric Cooperative builds next generation fiber network

On a single Calix-powered fiber network, Bandera supports distributed energy, smart grid automation, meter reading, and gigabit broadband services for residents and businesses.

A comprehensive Wi-Fi solution for Reedsburg Utility Commission

Calix Whole Home Wi-Fi solution delivers the Reedsburg Utility Commission’s new LightSpeed service offering, which eliminates tiers and gives all subscribers Gigabit Internet.

Firefly will offer managed Wi-Fi and Whole Home Wi-Fi services

The service, which will be available to all Central Virginia Electric Cooperative members, will deliver symmetrical gigabit speeds, whole home managed Wi-Fi, and voice service.

New event at Calix ConneXions 2018 with UTC!

Utilities Technology Council Workshop

UTC is the trusted resource for its utilities members to deploy technologies and solutions that deliver secure, reliable, and affordable mission critical services. UTC committees focused on key areas of utility operations and growth strategies, including broadband services.The UTC workshop hosted speakers like Jon Claffey from RUS and Jon Chambers, former Chief of the Office of Strategic Planning for the Federal Communications Commission. There were also roundtable discussions on topics like funding, business best practices, and regulatory issues.

Your community needs you again

Broadband services are essential – as essential to your community today as power was 100 years ago.

With access to critical broadband services, you can preserve the lifestyle your members cherish. Provide cutting-edge services and say goodbye to the digital divide.
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Calix solutions connect everything and everyone.
Our mission is to help you close the digital divide.


By deploying Calix Cloud, EXOS, and AXOS platforms, electric cooperatives can deploy next generation services across their communities and deliver exceptional experiences that their members desire.

84% of electric cooperatives deploying broadband services partner with Calix

Taking the leap to start a broadband network can be daunting. Rest assured, Calix has partnered with successful electric cooperative pioneers to create fiber networks that deliver world class Gigabit experiences. Learn from Calix customers who are true pioneers.


How can your community benefit from broadband?

Attract new companies

Enable telecommuting

Create new,
high-paying jobs

How can your members benefit from broadband?

Increase home values

Connect families

Access new services

Calix platforms and services are the foundation for our solutions. Explore in more detail below

In the Data Center The AXOS enabled E9-2 Intelligent Edge System collapses subscriber management, aggregation and OLT functionality.
In the Substation The AXOS enabled E7-2 Intelligent Modular System brings GPON, Active Ethernet, XGS-PON and NG-PON2 together in a modular chassis.
In the Premise Bridge the digital divide and deliver a sensational subscriber experience with Calix EXOS Premises systems.
In Your Business Operations Why guess when data analytics can turn everyday employees into superstars? Calix Cloud provides actionable insights for marketing and support professionals.

Whatever your transformation objectives, our Professional Services team and partners can help you do it better, faster, and more cost effectively

Accelerate delivery and management of new and innovative services to your community

Calix and our partners offer a portfolio of services that will help speed your time to market and return on investment as you plan and deploy new services for your members and your community.
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