FTTXcellence Award nominations open for 2015

Corning Inc. (NYSE:GLW) and Lightwave have opened nominations for the 12th annual FTTXcellence Award. The award recognizes individuals from North America and Latin America who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in the deployment of optical access networks. This year's award will be presented to the winner on Tuesday, June 30, at the 2015 FTTH Conference & Expo in Anaheim, CA.

Corning Inc. (NYSE:GLW) and Lightwave have opened nominations for the 12th annual FTTXcellence Award. The award recognizes individuals from North America and Latin America who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in the deployment of fiber-optic access networks. This year's award will be presented to the winner on Tuesday, June 30, at the 2015 FTTH Conference & Expo in Anaheim, CA.

Additional information about the award is available at http://www.lightwaveonline.com/fttx/fttxcellence-2015.html. Nominations can be made at http://www.lightwaveonline.com/fttx/fttxcellence-nomination-2015.html. The deadline for nominations is May 15, 2015. A panel of judges from Lightwave, Corning, and the FTTH Council will select the winner from the submitted nominations.

Corning will honor the winner via a donation in his or her name to US Ignite, a non-profit, public-private partnership whose mission is to make the U.S. the world leader in applications and services for ultra-fast, software-defined networks. The winner will also receive a decorative glass piece from the Corning Museum of Glass and will be profiled in an issue of Lightwave magazine.

"The optical fiber networks enabling high-speed internet are transforming the world's ability to connect and collaborate, fueling crucial social interaction and economic development," said Kim Hartwell, senior vice president and chief commercial officer, Corning Optical Communications. "The FTTXcellence Award recognizes those extraordinary individuals dedicated to bringing fiber to as many customers as possible, making a significant and lasting contribution to the telecommunications industry and society."

"The impact of even the smallest of innovative ideas can be felt all across the Americas," added Stephen Hardy, editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave. "If you know someone who deserves to be recognized for making the deployment of high-speed FTTx technology faster, easier and more reliable, nominate them today."

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; elected officials or policymakers who have made a significant positive impact in the regulatory or legal arena; and other deserving individuals.

In addition to an awards ceremony at the FTTH Conference, the winner will be honored with a donation in his or her name to US Ignite, a non-profit, public-private partnership whose mission is to make the U.S. the world leader in applications and services for ultra-fast, software-defined networks. The winner will also receive a decorative glass piece from the Corning Museum of Glass and will be profiled in an issue of Lightwave magazine.

For more information on FTTx equipment and suppliers, visit the Lightwave Buyer's Guide.

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