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Calix Sees 53% Jump in Rural Internet Traffic

Calix Q2 US rural broadband report shows steady increase in Internet traffic

September 19, 2012

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PETALUMA, Calif. -- Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) today announced the availability of its latest Calix U.S. Rural Broadband Report, based on Internet traffic information drawn from over 65 U.S. communications service providers from the second quarter (April through June) of 2012. With its sample size growing by 150 percent to over 250,000 endpoints and the number of applications tracked increasing 39 percent to over 250 since the Q1 report; we believe that the Q2 2012 Calix U.S. Rural Broadband Report provides the industry's most complete view into the broadband usage patterns of rural America. During Q2, the Calix report indicates that Internet traffic generated by rural consumers grew 53 percent quarter-over-quarter, as subscribers migrated to faster broadband speeds and streamed more Internet video.

Video dominated Internet traffic, delivered increasingly over copper

Video streaming continued to dominate all Internet traffic in rural networks in Q2, representing over 62 percent of all downstream traffic. Interestingly, copper network endpoints, benefiting from new technologies currently available in the Calix Unified Access portfolio, like VDSL2 vectoring and bonding, generated a growing proportion of this traffic with an average of 6.5 gigabytes (GBs) of traffic in the period, up from 4.4 GB in the Q1 report. Consistent with the overall growth in video consumption in rural America, the report findings also show 22.4 percent of end users generated more than 50 GB of traffic in Q2, up from 14.9 percent in the first quarter of the year.

Calix Inc. (NYSE: CALX)

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