Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Calix Wins Clearwave Project in Illinois

Clearwave Communications (has selected the Calix Unified Access portfolio to bring advanced broadband services to 23 counties in southern Illinois. The Clearwave Broadband Stimulus award consists of over $45 million in overall funds, including a $31.5 million federal grant, an $11.3 million grant from the State of Illinois, a $400 thousand grant from the Counties of Southern Illinois, and $2.1 million in private investment.

The Clearwave project will leverage 10GE, point-to-point gigabit Ethernet (GE), and GPON technology to bring advanced fiber services to more than 232 anchor institutions, and facilitate broadband services to approximately 300,000 households and 55,000 businesses.