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Calix enables 50th Gigabit network with Silver Star

Monday 17 November 2014 | 19:05 CET | News

Calix has announced that Silver Star Communications has selected the Calix 844TG GigaCenter, E7-2 and E7-20 Ethernet Services Access Platforms (ESAPs) and 700GE optical network terminals (ONTs) for its Gigabiz initiative in Jackson, Wyoming. With the expansion of Silver Star's fibre network to deliver broadband speeds up to 1 Gbps to both businesses and residents with a fibre connection, Jackson will become Wyoming's first gigabit community. In addition, the partnership between Silver Star and Calix marks the 50th Calix-enabled gigabit network worldwide. 

Silver Star has been committed to fibre in its serving area for many years, building out 120 miles of fibre since 2011 throughout western Wyoming and eastern Idaho. By interconnecting with the statewide fibre loops in both states, Silver Star has improved the level of broadband service for residents and businesses in the region. The company's Gigabiz initiative aims to expand to other communities beyond Jackson, including to the nearby town of Thayne in the coming months. 

Gigabiz subscribers will be some of the first in the US to have access to a connected gigabit lifestyle enabled by the GigaCenters, which deliver 1 Gbps symmetrical wireline services and wireless speeds to Wi-Fi enabled devices in the home via the latest 802.11ac "wave 2" Wi-Fi technology with 4x4 Multi-User Multiple Input Multiple Output (MU-MIMO).



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