Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) says that broadband stimulus award recipient Cameron Communications has selected the Calix C7 Multiservice Access Platform (MSAP) to bring advanced GPON fiber-based broadband services to a trio of "unserved" and "underserved" communities in southwest Louisiana.
Cameron Communications will deploy GPON technology to bring broadband services to the residents, businesses, and community institutions in Moss Bluff, Oakdale, and Vinton, LA. Cameron Communications, the parent company for formal award recipient LBH, LLC, received $33.4 million in overall funds, including a $16.7 million grant and a $16.7 million loan for plant engineering, materials, labor, and other costs, including access equipment.
"Moss Bluff, Oakdale, and Vinton will now enjoy the benefits of the 'information superhighway' with this stimulus award allowing us to construct a world class fiber network infrastructure capable of bringing advanced broadband services to these communities," said George Mack, president of Cameron Communications and LBH, LLC. "The bandwidth and fiber access infrastructure created by these projects will allow the residents and businesses in these areas to keep pace with the increasing demands of a global economy, as well as provide infrastructure upgrades to local schools, libraries, hospitals, public safety, and governmental agencies. These projects are critical to the future of these communities, and our longterm relationship with Calix has shown us that we can count on them to deliver when the stakes are high."
Cameron Communications will be leveraging the Calix C7 MSAP along with the 700GX/GE ONT family across all three of its projects.