Calix enables first gigabit networks in Oregon, Michigan

Tuesday 9 December 2014 | 18:50 CET | News

Calix has announced that the city of Sandy, Oregon and the village of Sebewaing, Michigan have joined the "gigiabit" communities who are deploying the Calix E7-2 Ethernet Service Access Platform (ESAP) to deliver broadband speeds of up to 1 Gbps to residential and business subscribers. These two communities will also be the first to deliver gigabit services in their respective states. With these additions, Calix has enabled gigabit communities in 33 states. 

SandyNet Fiber is the city of Sandy's municipal broadband utility. After many years operating a wireless ISP, the city began construction of its fibre access network in May and has been offering gigabit services since September. SandyNet Fiber plans to make symmetrical broadband speed packages of 1 Gbps and 100 Mbps available to all of the city's 10,000 residents, as well as advanced voice and video services. Residents of this city will also be among the first to gain access to a new gigabit experience made possible through the Carrier-Class Wi-Fi enabled Calix 844G GigaCenters. These edge premises service delivery platforms leverage the latest 802.11ac "wave 2" Wi-Fi technology with 4x4 Multi-User Multiple Input Multiple Output (MU-MIMO) to deliver wireless broadband coverage throughout the home at speeds previously only available over fibre. 

Sebewaing is a village of 1,800 people on Lake Huron's Saginaw Bay and is now the "Gigabit Capital" of Michigan as the home of the first gigabit deployment in the state. Sebewaing Light and Water (SLW), which had previously operated a small wireless ISP, is now offering four tiers of broadband data services, peaking at gigabit speeds, as well as voice service to residential and business customers in conjunction with deployment partner Air Advantage.


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