SAN JOSE, Calif. – Calix, Inc. today announced that Ringgold Telephone Company, Inc. (RTC) has selected the Revenue EDGE to deliver the ultimate Wi-Fi experience to subscribers as it continues its fiber rollout. The regional communications service provider (CSP) is deploying the second generation Wi-Fi 6 EDGE Systems along with EDGE Insights to ensure their fiber subscribers have the ultimate Wi-Fi experience available in the market. RTC's offering is anchored by the GigaSpire BLAST systems, which can be easily expanded with BLAST Intelligent Mesh in the unlikely event that the BLAST u6 doesn't cover every inch of the home. In either scenario, the solution is fully managed via Calix Support Cloud and offers industry leading network security through ProtectIQ and family protection with ExperienceIQ. The comprehensive experience is exclusively branded by RTC, who maintains ownership of its subscriber relationships without ceding personal data to a third-party vendor who could also become a competitor.
A Calix customer since 2002, RTC covers a rural area that spans numerous rapidly growing communities in northern Georgia and southern Tennessee, serving more than 7,000 residential subscribers over 122 square miles. The regional CSP is expanding its network to match the growing communities it serves and sought a partner that could deliver a range of services and applications that would differentiate its offerings for subscribers. Since RTC began offering managed Wi-Fi, Calix Support Cloud has been a game-changer, enabling it to address Wi-Fi problems proactively—effectively solving issues before they impact subscribers. In addition to introducing Wi-Fi 6, this next generation managed experience includes the CommandIQ mobile application and provides access to advanced security via ProtectIQ and parental controls via ExperienceIQ—the first two EDGE Suites available to subscribers. With these suites and services, RTC can meet the demands of its subscribers with custom solutions that place its brand first and elevate its business.
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