Calix surpasses $1B in broadband stimulus project awards

With West Kentucky and Tennessee Telecommunications Cooperative (WK&T) announcing its deployment of Calix (NYSE: CALX) last mile network access gear the vendor now exceeds $1 billion in aggregate project value for broadband stimulus awards.

In total, Calix is supplying its network gear to 55 broadband stimulus-funded projects for last mile and middle mile where network access equipment is a portion of the network investment, representing over $1 billion in stimulus-related grants, loans, and private investment.

This is an important milestone for Calix, which became a public company 15 months ago.

In its latest project with WK&T, Calix is supplying its B6 Ethernet Service Access Nodes (ESANs) and the 700GE family of optical network terminals (ONTs) for across western Kentucky and Tennessee.

Leveraging a $124 million broadband stimulus grant, WK&T plans to deliver this rural region with an advanced broadband infrastructure capable of delivering up to 1 Gbps broadband service, IPTV and voice services to 21,000 homes and 99 community institutions (public schools, libraries and hospitals).

For more:
- see the release

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