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FTTXcellence Award


Each year, Corning Incorporated and Lightwave magazine honor an individual for his or her contributions to the deployment of optical access networks in North America, and beginning this year, Latin America, with the FTTXcellence Award.

To be eligible to win the award, candidates must be nominated by a peer. Nominees may include:

  • Individuals at carriers and system operators, home developers, utilities, municipalities or other organizations that have launched a fiber-to-the-x (FTTx) project.
  • Individuals at vendors or research organizations whose work has benefited FTTx technology development.
  • Politicians or other policymakers who have made a significant positive impact in the regulatory or legal arena.
  • Other deserving individuals.

A panel of judges from Corning, Lightwave and the FTTH Council selects the winner from the submitted nominations.

In addition to an awards ceremony at the annual FTTH Conference, the winner is honored with a donation in his or her name to US Ignite, a non-profit public-private partnership whose mission is to make the US the world leader in applications and services for ultra-fast, software-defined networks. The winner also receives a decorative glass award from the Corning Museum of Glass, and is profiled in an issue of Lightwave magazine.

Learn more about last year's winner 

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