Nominations open for 2014 FTTXcellence Award

Award sponsors Corning Inc. (NYSE:GLW) and Lightwave have announced that they are now accepting nominations for the 2014 FTTXcellence Award. The award, which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated leadership in the deployment of optical access networks in the Americas, will be presented to the winner on Monday, June 23, at the 2014 FTTH Conference & Expo in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Award sponsors Corning Inc. (NYSE:GLW) and Lightwave have announced that they are now accepting nominations for the 2014 FTTXcellence Award. The award, which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated leadership in the deployment of optical access networks in the Americas, will be presented to the winner on Monday, June 23, at the 2014 FTTH Conference & Expo in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

“All across North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, there are extraordinary individuals dedicated to bringing fiber to as many customers as possible,” said Kim Hartwell, senior vice president and chief commercial officer, Corning Optical Communications. “Whether it is delivering high-speed broadband to underserved rural areas or pioneering ways to reach emerging industries, the FTTXcellence Award was created to recognize the visionaries, and their significant and lasting contributions to telecommunications.”

“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.”

Full details of the award are available on the award homepage. In brief, 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; and others who have advanced the use of optical access technology. A panel of judges from Lightwave, Corning and the FTTH Council will select the winner from the submitted nominations.

Nominations can be submitted online. The deadline for nominations is May 16.

The winner will be honored with a donation in his or her name to US Ignite, the non-profit, public-private partnership focused on improving broadband access in the U.S. The awardee 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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