USBB Awards Intro

Honoring the Best in the Broadband Industry

The U.S. Broadband Summit is excited to announce the first ever U.S. Broadband Awards to honor the best solutions, programs, use cases, technology, and individuals throughout the wider broadband industry. Submissions range in price from $299 to $599 based on category. Join us on November 16th at The Westin Downtown in Washington, DC to celebrate the innovations and leaders making a difference.

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U.S. Broadband Award Categories

Best Broadband & Data Mapping Solution or Initiative

Best Converged solution – Cable & Connectivity

Best Municipal Connectivity Program

Best Use of 5G FWA For Remote/Rural Connectivity

Enabling Connectivity - Middle Mile award

Excellence in FTTH Deployment

Excellence in Wireless Neutral Host Networks

Impact Award - Greatest Technical Achievement in Connecting the Unconnected (Individual)

Impact in Broadband Affordability

Innovation in State Broadband Deployment Award 

Regional Wireless Operator of the Year

Open Infrastructure & Networking Award 

Public Services Deployment 

Regional Operator of the Year

 

U.S. Broadband Awards Finalists

 

Best Broadband & Data Mapping Solution or Initiative 

  • ArcGIS: Leveraging Location Intelligence to Bridge the Digital Divide
    Esri Inc. 

  • ChatGIS and WiROI db Geospatial SaaS Platform 
    Wireless 20/20 

  • Connected Nation Geospatial Services 
    Connected Nation 

  • Visualizing the Road to Broadband: NoaNet's Broadband and Digital Equity Mapping Initiative 
    Northwest Open Access Network (NoaNet) 

 

Best Converged Solution – Cable & Connectivity 

  • Calix DOCSIS Provisioning Connector 
    Calix 

  • Harmonic cOS™ Broadband Platform 
    Harmonic 

  • PHYTunes Saturn Wi-Fi Solution 
    PHYTunes Inc.

  • Reach 

 

Best Municipal Connectivity Program

  • Consolidated Communications and Maine Connectivity Authority: Bringing Fiber to Rural Maine 
    Consolidated Communications 

  • EPB: Bringing the World's Fastest Community-wide Internet to the Chattanooga Area 
    EPB 

  • Montgomery County, MD 

  • Pulse Fiber Internet 

 

Best use of 5G FWA For Remote/Rural Connectivity

  • Casa Systems' AurusLINK 
    Casa Systems, Inc. 

  • Decreasing Spend and providing rapid installation with 5G Technology 
    Granite Telecommunications 

  • Ohio Transparent Telecom 
    Ohio Transparent Telecom with Ericsson 

  • Radisys Connect 5G FWA/Broadband Convergence 
    Radisys 

 

Enabling Connectivity - Middle Mile Award 

  • Diamond State Networks 

  • Mid-Atlantic Broadband Boosts Capacity, Minimizes Cost with Routed Optical Networking 
    Cisco Systems 

  • Scalable and efficient middle mile traffic aggregation leveraging point-to-multipoint ICE-X coherent pluggables 
    Infinera 

  • Zayo's Middle Mile Strategy 
    Zayo 

 

Excellence in FTTH Deployment 

  • Blue Ridge Communications 

  • Connect2First connects their Arkansas communities in record time 
    Render Networks 

  • Frontier Communications 

  • Midwest Energy & Communications 

  • WOW! Fiber Internet Deployment in Central Florida 
    WOW! Internet, TV & Phone 

 

Excellence in Wireless Neutral Host Networks 

  • Boldyn Networks Provides NYC Free Public WiFi through Link5G Kiosks 
    Boldyn Networks 

  • Celona Private Wireless Neutral Host Service 
    Celona 

  • Kajeet Smart Private 5G™️ Neutral Host Solution 
    Kajeet 

  • Dense Air and Radisys - ORAN Based Actively Shared 5G Small Cell Infrastructure Software Solutions  
    Radisys 

 

Impact Award - Greatest Technical Achievement in Connecting the Unconnected (Individual)

  • Gary Bolton 
    Fiber Broadband Association 

  • Robert L. Hance 
    Midwest Energy & Communications 

  • Tommy Jacobson 
    MCNC 

 

Impact in Broadband Affordability 

  • American Connection Corps: A Program of Lead For America 
    Lead For America 

  • Honest Networks 

 

Innovation in State Broadband Deployment Award 

  • Kansas Office of Broadband Development 

  • Arcadian Infracom and the California Department of Technology Announce Innovative Middle-Mile Fiber Partnership.

  • Vermont Community Broadband Board 

 

Open Infrastructure & Networking Award 

  • Ciena's Broadband Solution: Empowering Open Access Service Providers 
    Ciena 

  • High-speed business services over an existing PON infrastructure leveraging ICE-X intelligent coherent pluggables 
    Infinera

  • RtBrick 

  • SiFi Networks

 

Public Services Deployment 

  • NoaNet Supports Next Generation 911 Network for Washington State 
    Northwest Open Access Network (NoaNet) 

  • Nationwide managed SD-WAN rollout brings savings and simplicity to one of the nation’s largest delivery services 
    Granite Telecommunications 

 

Regional Operator of the Year 

  • C Spire 

  • Frontier Communications 

  • Lumos

  • SCTelcom