2023 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 

  • Harmonic cOS™ Broadband Platform 

  • 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 

  • 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 


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 

  • Zayo's Middle Mile Strategy 


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 

  • Kajeet Smart Private 5G™️ Neutral Host Solution 

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


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

  • Gary Bolton 
    Fiber Broadband Association 

  • Robert L. Hance 
    Midwest Energy & Communications 

  • Tommy Jacobson 


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 

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

  • 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