As part of my daily routine, I spend an hour or so each morning scouring the Web for telecom related stories to share on our Twitter feed (@TheCalixNetwork). You can see our top three most recent Tweets over on the right-hand side of this page, but if you're not a regular follower, you're probably missing a few of the best stories I find. I thought I'd pull together some of this week's highlights, for your reading pleasure. If you are a regular follower and want to see more coverage on a particular topic, just let me know.
This week's news highlights
- Calix B6 customer Shane Trottman of Farmers Telecom in Rainsville, AL was awarded the 2011 FTTXcellence award at the 2011 FTTH conference last week. Congratulations to Shane and Farmers Tel for their forward-thinking deployment.
- Proclaiming October 4 as “Broadband WORKS for Rural America Advocacy Day,” more than 125 farmers, ranchers, teachers, small business owners and others from rural communities and small towns across the U.S. gathered in the nation’s capital to highlight the cause and press their case. Did you, or someone you know, attend this gathering? We'd love to hear how it went.
- A daylong brainstorming session at the downtown branch of the Kansas City Public Library, prompted hundreds of ideas on what 1 gigabit of speed could mean for area residents. The cream of the crop was presented to the public Monday night.
- Service outages due to severe winter weather have had a notable negative impact on customer satisfaction with telephone service performance and reliability, according to the J.D. Power and Associates “2011 U.S. Residential Telephone Customer Satisfaction Study” released last week.
- Analyst Jon Arnold shares some of the highlights from the 2011 Metaswitch Forum in Las Vegas. Metaswitch is a Calix Compatible partner and we participated at the conference in a partner session and on the tradeshow floor.