Star Valley's Silver Star Communications receives national innovation award

(Thayne, Wyo.) - Silver Star Communications in Star Valley recently received the Calix 2015 Innovation Award for their work on the Gigabit Service. Silver Star launched Gigabit service at the end of 2014 – the first company to do so in both Idaho and Wyoming. Silver Star has connected more than 600 businesses to gigabit-capable Internet connectivity with more than 60 utilizing 1 Gig speeds. “Silver Star has taken risks and made a significant investment to build out our fiber optic network – this caliber of service supports economic development and also provides the means for residents of Eastern Idaho and Western Wyoming to take advantage of distance learning, tele-medicine and all the creative potential that comes with blazing fast Internet,” said Ron McCue, President and COO of Silver Star. Silver Star received the award at the Calix User Group Conference in Las Vegas, which drew nearly 1600 registrants from over 35 countries. Ron McCue was featured in a keynote address panel talking about Silver Star’s experience launching Gigabiz™ and the unique challenges and opportunities of serving the rural and remote communities of Eastern Idaho and Western Wyoming. Calix Innovation Awards recognize Internet service providers who have demonstrated excellence in delivering gigabit-capable services, show commitment to their local communities, and bring about overall business transformation. The award specifically recognizes Silver Star for “Innovation in Gigabit Service Delivery.” *Feature Photo: Silver Star President and COO Ron McCue (center) receives the Calix 2015 Innovation Award from (on left) John Colvin, Senior Vice President, North American Sales and (on right) Geoff Burke, Senior Director of Marketing, both of Calix. Silver Star / Pitchengine Communities * #buckrail