Calix covers Minnesota with GPON ONTs

MARCH 3, 2008 -- Service providers deploying 700G ONTs for residential and business use include Paul Bunyan Telephone Cooperative, Garden Valley Telephone Co., and Consolidated Telecommunications Co.

MARCH 3, 2008 -- Calix (search for Calix) has announced the "wide deployment" of Calix 700G GPON Optical Network Terminals (ONTs) across Minnesota. Service providers deploying the 700G ONTs for residential and business use include Paul Bunyan Telephone Cooperative, Garden Valley Telephone Co., and Consolidated Telecommunications Co. (CTC).

The 700G line is Calix's most recent GPON ONT offering. The company claims its devices are the world's most widely deployed line of GPONs, citing data from industry research firm Dell'Oro Group. Over 220,000 Calix GPON ONTs have shipped to date and have been deployed by over 250 service providers throughout North America, the company says. Minnesota, which also boasts a key development center for the Calix ONT line, leads all states in overall Calix ONT deployment, representing over 10 percent of the company's U.S. total.

Paul Bunyan Telephone Cooperative, a service provider headquartered in Bemidji, offers services throughout an area of 3,500 sq mi. It has 30,000 access lines and 14,000 video subscribers. Paul Bunyan is now using GPON in highly competitive areas within its service region.

The Garden Valley Telephone Co. serves a base of more than 12,000 members and over 15,000 access lines in 24 exchanges, distributed over an area of 3,700 square miles of northwest Minnesota.

CTC, a longtime Calix FTTP customer, serves more than 15,000 subscribers around the Brainerd area with voice, data, and IPTV services over Calix products.

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