Monday, April 12, 2010

Halstad Selects Calix in Broadband Stimulus Build

Halstad Telephone Company (HTC) selected the Calix Unified Access portfolio to bring 100 Mbps services to thousands of homes and businesses in communities it serves across Minnesota and North Dakota. Halstad will leverage $11.7 million in Broadband Stimulus funds to implement and deploy its network. Plans call for IPTV services, residential and business data services, fiber-fed mobile backhaul services, and VOIP to previously underserved and unserved communities. Calix will supply its E7 Ethernet Service Access Platform (ESAP) for both AE and GPON, optical network terminals (ONTs) terminating both AE and GPON for residential, MDUs and business access, and E5-120 Ethernet Service Platforms for providing VDSL2 and SIP voice services.