For the practitioners in the crowd, I’m going to share part of Calix’s press release on Emily Cooperative Telephone using their products..
Calix, Inc. (NYSE:CALX) today announced Emily Cooperative Telephone Company (ECTC) is deploying the Calix AXOS E7-2 Intelligent Modular System and GigaFamily premises solutions for their next generation fiber network in Central Minnesota. An NTCA Gig-Certified service provider, ECTC will upgrade their existing GPON and Active Ethernet based network to Calix AXOS GPON solutions in order to deliver a sensational subscriber experience to their customers. With the always-on, self-healing, and remote diagnostic capabilities enabled by AXOS, ECTC can streamline operations and minimize downtime for maintenance windows and repairs, dramatically reducing operating costs. More importantly, these powerful and unique AXOS features also are increasingly valuable to subscribers, driving lower churn, and higher customer satisfaction.
“As ECTC looked ahead to the transformation of our fiber network, we were looking not just for another box, but for a platform that could evolve with us as we move to software defined access and next generation fiber technologies,” said Josh Netland, general manager at ECTC. “That is exactly what we have found in Calix, a partner who is committed to that transformation as well. Calix has a compelling vision both for the future of our network, driven by AXOS, but also for our services, including smart home and Carrier Class Wi-Fi offerings. We feel confident that we are moving forward with the right partner who will help us maximize our long-term investment and allow us to bring a world-class broadband experience to our subscribers.”
And a little on ECTC…
Emily Cooperative Telephone Company (ECTC) is proud to offer the Central Minnesota communities of Emily, Fifty Lakes, Little Pine and Fairfield Townships the highest internet speeds, the latest in high definition digital television technology and premium telephone services. Through our ultra-fast, ultra-reliable fiber optic network, we provide our customers with state-of-the-art technology and customer service that’s second to none.