Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) has announced that the Pineland Telephone Cooperative is deploying the latest Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6™ EDGE System to deliver the ultimate managed Wi-Fi experience to their fiber subscribers, the company said.
The southeast Georgia cooperative first offered managed Wi-Fi in early 2018 with previous generation Calix systems and mesh satellites, fully managed by Calix Support Cloud. A quarter of their subscribers added the service.
Now, Pineland has added the newly launched Calix GigaSpire® BLAST u6 to ensure that its offering was best-in-market. The unifying Calix EXOS® platform makes the system upgrades seamless, cutting 15-20 minutes from each installation while enabling Pineland technicians to turn up more subscribers every day to meet growing demand.
The second generation, Wi-Fi 6 certified BLAST system delivers 35 percent improvements in speed and coverage over a Wi-Fi 5 gateway, which would require multiple extenders to match the u6.
Founded in 1951, Pineland serves subscribers in a 1,300 square mile area in southeast Georgia. The subscriber base is mostly residential, but the rural cooperative also delivers business services and is partnering with local electric cooperatives to expand into adjacent territories. As Pineland prepares to take on new competitors, the centerpiece of their strategy is a managed offering with the unmatched Wi-Fi 6 speed and coverage of the latest BLAST systems. Built more than a year ahead of the official certification, the GigaSpire BLAST system leverages the industry´s most advanced chipsets to deliver unparalleled in-home coverage.
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