Corning Inc. and Lightwave are accepting nominations for the 2019 FTTXcellence Awards. Now in its 16th year, the FTTXcellence Awards recognizes an individual who has significantly advanced the deployment of fiber-optic access network technology in the Americas. Nominations will close May 1, 2019. The award will be presented at this year's Fiber Connect Conference and Expo, which is being held June 3-5 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, FL.
To be eligible for consideration for the FTTXcellence Award, an individual must be nominated by a peer using the form on Lightwave's website. Nominees typically come from the service provider, government, and technology arenas across North, Central, and South America. A panel of judges reviews the submitted entrants and selects the awardee.
In addition to recognition during the 2019 Fiber Connect event, the FTTXcellence Award winner will receive a glass trophy in recognition of their achievements. A $5,000 donation in the winner's name also will be made to U.S. Ignite, a non-profit organization that fosters the creation of next-generation Internet applications that provide transformative public benefit. Finally, Lightwave will profile the winner on its website.
“Over the years, we have celebrated people working for large carriers with nationwide networks as well as local service providers from as far north as Canada and as far south as Brazil,” said Stephen Hardy, editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave. “Expanding access to fiber-based services takes effort and innovation from a variety of sources. So we welcome nominations of individuals from network operators, installation services providers, and other organizations directly in the field, as well as civic and business leaders and community activists.”
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