Corning, Lightwave open FTTXcellence Award nominations

April 26, 2010
APRIL 26, 2010 -- Corning Inc and Lightwave have opened nominations for the seventh annual FTTXcellence Award. The award honors an individual for personal contributions to the deployment of optical access networks in North America. This year’s award will be presented September 15 at the 2010 FTTH Conference & Expo in Las Vegas.

APRIL 26, 2010 -- Corning Inc (NYSE: GLW) and Lightwave have opened nominations for the seventh annual FTTXcellence Award. The award honors an individual for personal contributions to the deployment of optical access networks in North America. This year’s award will be presented September 15 at the 2010 FTTH Conference & Expo in Las Vegas.

To be eligible for the award, candidates must be nominated by a peer. Nominees may include individuals at carriers and system operators, home developers, utilities, municipalities, or other organizations that have launched an FTTX project; individuals at vendors or research organizations whose work has benefited FTTX technology development; politicians or other policymakers who have made a significant positive impact in the regulatory or legal arena; and other deserving individuals.

Nominations can be submitted here on the Lightwave site. For more information on the nomination processes, visit the FTTXcellence Award homepage. The nomination form itself can be found here. All nominations must be submitted by 11:59 PM EDT on August 6, 2010.

A panel of judges from Lightwave and Corning will select the winner from the submitted nominations. In addition to an awards ceremony at the FTTH Conference, the winner will be honored with a donation in his or her name to One Economy Corp., a global non-profit organization that maximizes the potential of technology to help low-income people improve their lives and enter the economic mainstream. The winner will also receive an award of Steuben glass, crafted by the glass artists of the Steuben Glass studios in Corning, NY, and will be profiled in an issue of Lightwave magazine.

“The FTTXcellence Award has recognized outstanding and deserving winners in the past six years from a variety of market segments, and we expect the same quality of nominations for the seventh annual award,” said Clark Kinlin, president and CEO of Corning Cable Systems. “As the leader in passive solutions for FTTX, Corning is proud to recognize those who lead to its success.”

“The success of FTTX within the U.S. broadband stimulus program has highlighted this technology’s strength in providing high-speed services to homes and businesses across North America,” added Stephen Hardy, editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave, which has been the leading source of technical information for optical communications strategists worldwide for more than 25 years. “We at Lightwave are pleased to work with Corning to recognize those who have used FTTX to bring the benefits of broadband services to consumers and other end-users.”

FTTXcellence Award winners in recent years have included representatives from the following companies: TELUS, Embarq, Union Telephone of New Hampshire, Connexion Technologies, City of Loma Linda, CA, and Verizon.

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