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Corning Incorporated and Lightwave Open Nominations for the Eighth Annual FTTXcellence Award

<p class='bwalignc'> <i><b>Award honors individual excellence in FTTx deployment</b></i> </p>

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Corning Incorporated and Lightwave Open Nominations for the Eighth Annual FTTXcellence Award08:30 EDT Tuesday, May 03, 2011 CORNING, N.Y. (Business Wire) -- Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) and Lightwave will honor an individual for leadership in the deployment of optical access networks in North America with the eighth annual FTTXcellence Award. The award will be presented Sept. 30 at the 2011 FTTH Conference & Expo in Orlando, Fla. This year, Corning and Lightwave are pleased to welcome Daniel O'Connell, president of the FTTH Council North America, to the panel of judges who will determine the 2011 FTTXcellence Award recipient. “The FTTXcellence Award has recognized outstanding and deserving winners in the past seven years from a variety of market segments, and we expect the same quality of nominations for the eighth annual award,” said Clark Kinlin, president and CEO of Corning Cable Systems. “As the leader in passive solutions for FTTx, Corning is proud to recognize those who drive its success.” “Throughout the history of the FTTXcellence Award, we've seen FTTH grow from a boutique technology to the preferred vehicle for broadband service provision,” added Stephen Hardy, editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave, which has been the leading source of technical information for optical communications strategists worldwide for more than 25 years. “Choosing the recipient of the FTTXcellence Award therefore becomes more difficult each year. The input of Mr. O'Connell will be very helpful in determining whose leadership the award will recognize in 2011.” 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; politicians or other policymakers who have made a significant positive impact in the regulatory or legal arena; and other deserving individuals. Submit nominations online at by Aug. 5, 2011. The panel of judges from Lightwave, Corning, and the FTTH Council will select the winner from the submitted nominations. In addition to an awards ceremony at the FTTH Conference, the winner will be honored with a donation in his or her name to One Economy Corporation, a global, non-profit organization that leverages 21st-century technology to help low-income families build assets and raise their standard of living. The winner will also receive an award of Steuben glass crafted by the world-renowned glass artists of the Steuben Glass studios in Corning, N.Y., and will be profiled in an issue of Lightwave magazine. FTTXcellence Award winners in recent years have included representatives from the following companies: Bell Aliant, TELUS, Embarq, Union Telephone, Connexion Technologies, City of Loma Linda, Calif., and Verizon. For more information on the FTTXcellence Award, visit Corning's 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 160 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. Follow Corning: RSS Feeds | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube Follow Corning Cable Systems: YouTube Corning IncorporatedMedia Relations:Stephanie H. Kosty, 682-214-1179stephanie.kosty@corning.comorLisa A. Burns, 607-974-4897burnsla@corning.comorInvestor Relations:Kenneth C. Sofio,