SAN JOSE, Calif. – Calix, Inc. today announced that PCMag has named Cedar Falls Utilities (CFU) the fastest Internet Service Provider in the country. With a simplified 10G fiber to the home (FTTH) network built on the Calix AXOS platform, CFU has been an Intelligent Access EDGE trailblazer, delivering symmetrical Gigabit service since 2013. CFU has deployed the future proof AXOS platform to minimize annual operating expenses while ensuring scalability that will meet subscriber bandwidth needs as the market evolves. The flexibility of the AXOS enabled E7-2 Intelligent Modular System means that CFU can embrace an everyPON strategy without increasing operational complexity or adding integration work. CFU is taking advantage of this reduced time to market to leapfrog the competition once again and extend 10G capabilities to individual residences.
CFU did not stop with an unbeatable AXOS based fiber network. They coupled that award winning network with the best managed home Wi-Fi experience on the market. Since their market launch, they have been deploying the Calix GigaCenter while managing customer interactions via Calix Support Cloud. The combined solution ensures that Cedar Falls residents have an amazing Wi-Fi experience, whether working from home, learning via video conference, or enjoying the latest high bandwidth games.
Cedar Falls is a prime example of a municipal utility helping its community thrive as the world shifts to work-from-anywhere. Around the country, state and local governments have worked collaboratively to speed rural deployment and help bridge the digital divide, but CFU has been ahead of the curve. The utility began providing communications services in 1995—one of the first municipalities to do so. Since then it has built on this lead, deploying an FTTH network and rolling out symmetrical Gigabit service ahead of competitors, many of which have still not caught up to the speeds offered by CFU. The massive scalability of fiber and the AXOS platform’s ability to simplify network operations enable CFU to deliver 10G service to individual subscriber homes—far ahead of demand.
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