Windstream expands 1-gigabit internet service in Lincoln
More than 7,800 additional residents and small business customers now have access to ultra-fast 1-Gig internet service
LINCOLN, Neb. – Windstream, (NYSE:WIN, news, filings), a leading provider of advanced network communications, today announced a major expansion of its 1-Gigabit internet service in Lincoln. Windstream’s expansion will effectively triple the number of households and businesses with access to 1-Gig speeds on Windstream’s fiber-backed network to more than 7,800 households in Lincoln, providing them with the fastest and most reliable speeds on the market.
“Lincoln continues to be a growing hub for many residents, entrepreneurs, small business owners and startups, and we are proud to be the first provider to bring 1-Gig to Lincoln and help strengthen the connection in the community during such a critical time,” said Jeff Small, president of consumer and small business at Windstream.
Windstream is the only service provider in Lincoln with a network built on a 100-Gig backbone that connects the entire community through diverse and redundant paths to the company’s core network. By developing a network with such high backbone capacity, Windstream is able to deliver faster, more reliable speeds while significantly reducing the risk of outages.
In addition, Windstream hosts multiple 160-terabyte servers locally for some of today’s largest and most popular internet steaming content providers and leading search engines. By leveraging Windstream’s network capabilities, these companies are able to deliver content, services, and search results faster and more reliably to customers in Lincoln and surrounding areas.
“We have invested significantly in developing a one-of-a-kind network capable of supporting the growing needs of the Lincoln community,” added Small. “We’re seeing growing demand for our services from residents, small business owners and content providers who need access to the most advanced internet networks available. This expansion offers Windstream customers even faster downloads and more reliable streaming video, while enabling businesses to better meet the growing demands of big data and optimize the use of cloud technologies and services to suit their needs.”
With 1-Gig internet service, customers can benefit from ultra-fast speeds. For example, users can download 100 songs in three seconds or an HD movie in just seven seconds, while businesses can transfer massive files and back up data to the cloud at lightning-fast speeds.
For more information about Windstream’s residential and small business services, including premium speeds and Kinetic, please visit Windstream.com.
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.