Corning and Lightwave Magazine Recognize Jim Hansen for His Vision and Leadership in FTTx Deployment

CORNING, N.Y., September 23, 2008 – Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) and Lightwave, a unit of business-to-business media and information company PennWell Corporation, today announced the winner of the fifth annual FTTXcellence Award.

Jim Hansen of EMBARQ in Overland Park, Kan., is the recipient of the award, which honors an individual for his or her contributions to the deployment of optical access networks in North America.

Jim Hansen, senior vice president of Network Services at EMBARQ, was praised for his contributions toward the advancement of fiber to the home (FTTH), specifically with regard to its adoption, deployment and marketplace education. Under Hansen’s leadership, EMBARQ’s network services organization embraced FTTH as the deployment method for new service addresses and selective over-build locations. EMBARQ’s adoption of FTTH is a direct result of the efforts and unique approach established by Hansen’s organization, deploying FTTH solutions in a way that maximizes value for both EMBARQ and its customers. In addition, Hansen continues to coordinate information exchanges through meetings and summits with other service providers as a forum to share common FTTH experiences, concerns and potential areas of partnership.

The nomination committee selected Hansen from a pool of highly qualified candidates across several industry segments, all of whom were nominated by their peers for the award. He received the award today during a ceremony at the FTTH Conference in Nashville, Tenn. At the ceremony, a donation was made in his name to One Economy Corporation, a national non-profit organization created to maximize the potential of technology to help low-income families build assets and raise their standard of living.

"Jim Hansen is a visionary and knowledgeable advocate for the advantages that FTTx networks will continue to bring consumers and service providers," said Clark Kinlin, president and CEO of Corning Cable Systems. "We congratulate Jim Hansen on this honor."

"FTTx technology promises to provide a wealth of new, high-speed services to homes and businesses across North America," said Stephen Hardy, editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave. "We at Lightwave are pleased to join Corning in recognizing Jim Hansen, who has been a leader in bringing these benefits to consumers and other end users."

"It is an honor to represent the men and women at EMBARQ who plan and build the network to give our customers the ability to receive the latest in communications services," said Hansen. "EMBARQ prides itself on innovation that makes sense and delivers value to our customers. This award is testimony to that effort."

For more information about Hansen and the FTTXcellence Award, see the December issue of Lightwave magazine or visit the Web site at

For additional information on Corning Cable Systems products and services, contact a customer service representative at 1-800-743-2675, toll free in the United States, or (+1) 828-901-5000, international, or visit the Web site at

About Corning Incorporated

Corning Incorporated ( is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 150 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Corning creates and makes keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications and life sciences. Our products include glass substrates for LCD televisions, computer monitors and laptops; ceramic substrates and filters for mobile emission control systems; optical fiber, cable, hardware & equipment for telecommunications networks; optical biosensors for drug discovery; and other advanced optics and specialty glass solutions for a number of industries including semiconductor, aerospace, defense, astronomy and metrology.


Embarq Corporation (NYSE: EQ), headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, offers a complete suite of communications services. The company has approximately 18,000 employees and operates in 18 states. EMBARQ is included in the Fortune 500® list of America’s largest corporations.

For consumers, EMBARQ offers an innovative portfolio of services that includes reliable local and long distance home phone service, high-speed Internet, wireless, and satellite TV from DISH Network® -- all on one monthly bill.

For businesses, EMBARQ has a comprehensive range of flexible and integrated services designed to help businesses of all sizes be more productive and communicate with their customers. This service portfolio includes local voice and data services, long distance, Business Class High Speed Internet, wireless, satellite TV from DIRECTV®, enhanced data network services, voice and data communication equipment and managed network services.

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Corning Cable Systems Contact:

Stephanie H. Kosty

(931) 486-0323

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