Windstream doubles availability of 100 Mbps broadband speeds in 2019
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.,
That means approximately 30 percent of the households in Windstream’s local exchanges will qualify for 100 Mbps service by the end of
In addition, network upgrades completed during 2018 delivered speeds of 50 Mbps or greater to approximately 40 percent of households, up from 33 percent at the start of the year, as well as speeds of 25 Mbps or greater to over 60 percent of households, up from 55 percent at the start of the year.
“Windstream understands that premium internet speeds are critical to families and businesses in rural America, and we are systematically enhancing our network to meet that urgent demand,” said Jeff Small, president of the company’s consumer and small and medium-sized business segment. “Network upgrades are expensive, especially in rural areas where there are relatively few customers, so Windstream is using a combination of its own capital and crucial support from the FCC’s
Windstream is using a variety of technologies to accomplish its network upgrades, including fixed wireless solutions; smaller, more cost-efficient customer-serving devices, and fiber to the premises.
“Rural broadband deployment can be challenging, but the Windstream team is committed to finding creative solutions that deliver the robust, secure internet connections our customers deserve,” Small said.
To inquire about availability of Windstream’s Kinetic Internet service, visit Windstream.com.
Scott Morris, 501-748-5342
Source: Windstream Holdings, Inc.