Windstream expands metro fiber network in Detroit

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Mar 30, 2017

Windstream expands metro fiber network in Detroit

Expansion is part of Windstream’s multi-city campaign to connect even more data centers & commercial buildings to company’s national backbone
 

DETROIT — Windstream (NASDAQ: WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications, today announced a major expansion of its advanced metro fiber network in Detroit. Windstream’s expansion will provide the area’s growing business community with world-class fiber and fixed-wireless infrastructure that connects even more local data centers and commercial buildings with Windstream’s high-speed, highly available nationwide fiber network.

“The investment that Windstream is making in the greater Detroit area is a direct reflection of how important the area’s business community is to our company,” said Chris Nein, regional president for Windstream. “This ambitious project will result in a new level of connectivity and network stability for all businesses in Detroit. It also will allow us to offer our customers an expanded product suite and higher levels of service.”

Windstream’s expansion of its local metro fiber network and the addition of fixed wireless service will connect the company’s national fiber network to major data center complexes and commercial buildings in the Detroit area. This expansion will connect companies directly to other major and mid-size markets across the country, and it also will enable business customers to utilize the enterprise-class data, voice, network and cloud services that Windstream customers in other major markets use as the foundation of their technology strategy.

One Detroit-area company that will benefit directly from Windstream’s expansion is eVantage Services, Inc., which is part of Orlans PC and provides back-end services to law firms. Orlans PC is headquartered in Troy, Mich., and has operations in multiple states that serve the real estate financial industry.

“eVantage Services and our parent company, Orlans PC, have extensive experience providing services to investors, lenders, banks and servicers in loan transactions, default, bankruptcy proceedings, land contract disputes and default, title issues, and real estate transactions,” said Randy Temple, chief information officer at eVantage Services, Inc. “To deliver the quality of service our clients require, we need innovative, highly reliable network services. Windstream’s expansion in Detroit gives us higher-quality services and creates the type of competition that will improve services for all local businesses.”

Windstream’s expansion in Detroit increases both the footprint of the company’s network and the services that are available to local customers – including fixed wireless service, unified communications, managed services, network security, business continuity, network solutions and cloud services, all of which are provided with the support of a truly local team.

Windstream is expanding local metro fiber networks across the country as part of an initiative that will support customers in the banking, financial services, legal services, education, healthcare, government, hospitality and retail industries, among others. In addition to Detroit, Windstream is expanding its metro fiber networks in a number of cities including Charlotte, Nashville, Richmond, Little Rock, Atlanta, Chicago, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Dallas, St. Louis and Cleveland.

Windstream offers a full suite of advanced network communications and technology solutions, including Network & Data, Voice & Unified Communications, Network Security, Managed Services and Cloud Services. For more information, visit windstreambusiness.com.

About Windstream
Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIN), a FORTUNE 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions for consumers, businesses, enterprise organizations and wholesale customers across the U.S. Windstream offers bundled services, including broadband, security solutions, voice and digital TV to consumers. The company also provides data, cloud solutions, unified communications and managed services to small business and enterprise clients. The company supplies core transport solutions on a local and long-haul fiber network spanning approximately 147,000 miles. Additional information is available at windstream.com. Please visit our newsroom at news.windstream.com or follow us on Twitter at @Windstream.


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