Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Calix Cites Broadband Stimulus Boom

Calix announced a contract to supply its Unified Access portfolio to XIT Rural Telephone Cooperative (XIT), which serves rural customers across the northwest Texas panhandle. XIT will leverage advanced fiber and copper access technologies to deliver a superior broadband services experience to underdeveloped parts of its access network.

As part of the Broadband Stimulus program, XIT has been awarded a $3.1 million grant and $3.2 million in private funds. XIT will be leveraging a combination of E5-121 and E5-111 Ethernet Service Access Nodes (ESANs) for targeted VDSL2 and ADSL2+ services, as well as the E7 Ethernet Service Access Platform (ESAP) for Gigabit Ethernet aggregation and 10GE transport applications. XIT has also submitted an additional application for Round Two Broadband Stimulus award consideration.

Calix noted that this vendor selection by XIT pushes the total number of Calix Broadband Stimulus award winner selections to nine, which in aggregate represent over $100 million in stimulus-related grants, loans, and private investment for plant engineering, materials, labor, and other costs, including access equipment.