Home Telecom wins 2012 Innovation Award for Business Development with Fiber Access



For Immediate Release – Moncks Corner and Charleston, S.C. - November 26, 2012 - Will Helmly, President and Chief Operating Officer of Home Telecom announced today they have received a prestigious Innovation award from Calix (NYSE: CALX) a national broadband communications access provider.

"I would like to congratulate HOME for providing a shining example of excellence in broadband communications," stated John Colvin, Calix senior vice president of North America sales and marketing.

As a family-owned business for over 100 years, Home Telecom has leveraged its growing fiber network to deliver advanced broadband services to businesses and residents throughout the Charleston, South Carolina region to further drive economic development in the area.

"Honoring our network and new security packages with this Calix Innovation Award highlights our continued commitment to our customers," said Helmly. "We are excited to bring awareness to our partnerships with area economic developers that stimulate network, business, and community advancement."

Continuing their mission to "LIVE LIFE AHEAD," Home Telecom's partnerships with several strategic commercial and residential developers to bring the fastest, most reliable High-Speed Internet, Telephone, Video, Wireless, and Security services to the area were spotlighted in a video case study honoring Home Telecom. These partnerships were key attributes in the selection of HOME Telecom as a winner and demonstrated their commitment to the community and overall business development.

About Home Telecom

Home Telecom is an independent telecommunications company based in Moncks Corner, South Carolina, employing 166 telecommunications professionals and serving over 20,000 customers across a large portion of the South Carolina Lowcountry – Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester Counties. As an integrated communications provider driven by an all-digital central office and utilizing a variety of technologies, most notably Fiber-to-the-Premise, Home Telecom delivers Telephone, High-Speed Internet, Video, Wireless and Security services.

About Calix

Calix (NYSE: CALX) is a global leader in access innovation. Its Unified Access portfolio of broadband communications access systems and software enables communications service providers worldwide to transform their copper- and fiber-based networks and become the broadband provider of choice to their subscribers. For more information, visit the Calix website at www.calix.com.