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Corning and Lightwave Open Nominations for 15th Annual FTTXcellence Award

Corning, NY – WEBWIRE

Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) and Lightwave today announced the opening of nominations for the 15th Annual FTTXcellence Award, recognizing an individual from North America or Latin America who has demonstrated extraordinary leadership in the deployment of optical access networks.

This year’s award will be presented to the winner on Monday, June 4, at Fiber Connect 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee.

The award highlights the increasing importance of optical fiber networks, dramatized by the emergence of the Internet of Things as well as 4G densification and preparation for 5G. Each year the award recognizes an exceptional professional whose commitment to bringing fiber to as many people as possible has significantly contributed to the industry and to society as a whole.

“Corning’s industry leadership grows out of our ongoing investments in innovation. We are proud to honor and encourage innovation by joining with Lightwave in sponsoring the FTTXcellence Award,” said Kim Hartwell, senior vice president and chief commercial officer, Corning Optical Communications. 

“The impact of even the smallest of innovative ideas can be felt all across the Americas,” added Stephen Hardy, editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave. “If you know someone who deserves to be recognized for making the deployment of high-speed FTTx technology faster, easier to deploy, and more reliable, nominate them today.”

To be eligible for 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 an FTTx project; individuals at vendors or research organizations whose work has benefited FTTx technology development; elected officials or policymakers who have made a significant positive impact in the regulatory or legal arena; and other deserving individuals. Nominations can be submitted online, and Friday, April 20, 2018, is the deadline. A panel of judges from Lightwave, Corning, and the Fiber Broadband Association will select the winner from the submitted nominations.

In addition to an awards ceremony at Fiber Connect, the winner will be honored with a donation in his or her name to US Ignite, a non-profit, public-private partnership whose mission is to make the United States the world leader in applications and services for ultra-fast, software-defined networks. The winner will also receive a decorative glass piece from the Corning Museum of Glass and will be profiled in an article on the Lightwave website.

For more information on the FTTXcellence Award, visit Lightwave’s awards page.

For information on Corning’s products and services, contact a customer care representative at 1-800-743-2675, toll free in the United States; or (+1) 828-901-5000, international; or visit us online.

About Lightwave
For more than 30 years, Lightwave ( has delivered trusted technical, application and business insights to senior-level decision makers for optical communications worldwide. Lightwave serves technology vendors, communications carriers and major enterprises with a complete and nuanced picture of the optical communications business environment. Lightwave is a valued information source for information related to FTTx, networking, equipment design, MSO optics, and test and measurement for corporate executives, department heads, project managers, network engineers and others making strategic decisions that are critical to the success of their businesses. Lightwave is a unit of PennWell Corporation.

About PennWell Corporation
Founded in 1910 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, PennWell Corporation is a privately held and highly diversified business-to-business media and marketing services company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions for the following industries:   Oil & gas, electric power generation and delivery, hydropower, renewable energy, water and wastewater, lasers and  optoelectronics, fiber-optics, cabling, broadband, aerospace electronics, LEDs and lighting, fire and emergency services, and dental.  PennWell publishes over 130 print and online magazines and newsletters, conducts 50 conferences and exhibitions on six continents, and has an extensive offering of books, maps, websites, research and database services. In addition to PennWell’s headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Company has major offices in Nashua, New Hampshire; London, England; Houston, Texas; San Diego, California; Fairlawn, New Jersey; Moscow, Russia; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Hong Kong, China.  For additional information about PennWell, visit

About Corning Incorporated
Corning ( is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science, with a 166-year track record of life-changing inventions. Corning applies its unparalleled expertise in glass science, ceramic science, and optical physics along with its deep manufacturing and engineering capabilities to develop category-defining products that transform industries and enhance people’s lives. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in RD&E, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and deep, trust-based relationships with customers who are global leaders in their industries.

Corning’s capabilities are versatile and synergistic, which allows the company to evolve to meet changing market needs, while also helping our customers capture new opportunities in dynamic industries. Today, Corning’s markets include optical communications, mobile consumer electronics, display technology, automotive, and life sciences vessels. Corning’s industry-leading products include damage-resistant cover glass for mobile devices; precision glass for advanced displays; optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions for state-of-the-art communications networks; trusted products to accelerate drug discovery and delivery; and clean-air technologies for cars and trucks.

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