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Archived Windstream News Articles
30 May 2017
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Windstream completes first stage of 100 Mbps cable upgrades in North Georgia [63981]
Windstream, May 30th 2017

More than 67,000 households across 14 communities to benefit from faster internet speeds

Windstream, a leading provider of advanced network communications, announced it has completed the first stage of its cable upgrade plan in North Georgia, enabling more than 6,000 households in Blairsville (Union County) to have access to up to 100 megabits-per-second (Mbps) internet speeds. The cable upgrade plan, announced late last year, will provide high speeds to more than 67,000 households by the end of 2017.

After completion of the project, Windstream will have upgraded eligible customers across 13 communities in North Georgia, including Blairsville, Hiawassee, Young Harris, Dawsonville, Helen, Homer, Cornelia, Commerce, Jefferson, Clarkesville, Nicholson, Dahlonega and Cleveland, as well as Hayesville, N.C.
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23 May 2017
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Windstream expands metro fiber network in Knoxville [63810]
Windstream, May 23rd 2017

Windstream, a leading provider of advanced network communications, announced a major expansion of its advanced metro fiber network in Knoxville, Tennessee's third-largest city. 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.

"With a metropolitan area that has grown to more than a million residents and is home to a number of influential companies and organizations including the University of Tennessee's flagship campus, Knoxville is an incredibly important regional economic hub," said Jeff Lowney, regional president for Windstream. "Knoxville, like many other parts of Tennessee, has experienced tremendous economic growth over the past five years, and we are excited to do our part to help the area sustain those levels of growth by investing in our local fiber and fixed wireless networks."
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15 May 2017
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Windstream Wholesale unveils 5 new strategic fiber routes on its nationwide 100G network [63588]
Windstream, May 15th 2017

Windstream, a leading provider of advanced network communications, announced at ITW 2017 in Chicago, the opening of five strategically located fiber routes on its nationwide long-haul fiber transport network. This marks another milestone in Windstream's commitment to be a premier nationwide provider of large bandwidth solutions, providing customers cloud connectivity between major interconnection points in Tier 1 cities, as well as Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets across the United States.

Secured as part of Windstream's recent merger with EarthLink, these new routes offer customers cost-effective access to greater network diversity options, improved reliability and higher bandwidth capacity - all of which are crucial in today's business world and especially critical in the data-demanding ecosystem of international carriers, content providers, data center and cloud operators, and Internet Service Providers (ISPs).
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11 May 2017
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Windstream Wholesale's nationwide high-capacity, long-haul network joins Switch CONNECT portfolio [63369]
Windstream, May 11th 2017

Windstream, a leading provider of advanced network communications, announced today that Switch, the technology infrastructure ecosystem corporation, has added Windstream to the diverse Switch CONNECT portfolio of carriers. Windstream Wholesale will provide additional high-capacity transport connectivity between three rapidly growing Switch data center campus locations in Las Vegas, Nev. (The Core Campus), Tahoe Reno, Nev. (The Citadel Campus), and Grand Rapids, Mich. (The Pyramid Campus).

"Adding Windstream Wholesale to Switch CONNECT and leveraging their significant, rapidly expanding national on-net footprint gives our customers great high-speed connectivity options to securely access our superscale campus locations across the U.S., as well as any location within the Windstream footprint," said Scott Gutierrez, senior vice president of Connectivity Sales at Switch. "During implementation, the Windstream Wholesale team performed exceptionally well in meeting timelines and collaborating with us to get things done with the same mission-critical mindset we have at Switch."
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04 May 2017
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Windstream reports first-quarter results [63129]
Windstream, May 4th 2017

Windstream Holding reported first-quarter results.

"Windstream's focused operational strategy and targeted network investments continue to drive improvements to our business and create value for our shareholders. Additionally, our recent strategic transactions with EarthLink and Broadview Networks will expand our capabilities to provide cutting edge technology solutions to customers," said Tony Thomas, president and chief executive officer at Windstream.

"Our first-quarter results were in line with our expectations, and we are making solid progress on achieving our 2017 goals. The integration with EarthLink is off to an excellent start and our synergy plans remain on track. We saw improved ILEC consumer revenue and broadband trends during the quarter. Enterprise contribution margin also grew year-over-year. We expect Adjusted OIBDAR and margin trends to improve through 2017 as a result of continued access expense management and synergies ramping throughout the year," Thomas said.
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20 Apr 2017
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Windstream introduces business continuity solution with 'five-nines' availability for cloud-reliant companies [62671]
Windstream, April 20th 2017

Windstream's Diverse Connect offers companies that rely on cloud-based applications more choices to guarantee network connectivity

Windstream, a leading provider of advanced network communications, announced the availability of a one-of-a-kind business continuity solution, Diverse Connect, that enables reliable connectivity for growth-oriented enterprises that are reliant on the cloud to power mission-critical applications. Windstream's Diverse Connect keeps a customer's network endpoints connected, and ensures the performance of mission-critical business functions even in the event of a serious network issue. Diverse Connect comes with a 99.999 percent uptime SLA that protects services from end-to-end, including the last mile of service from Windstream's provider service point to a business' internal network.
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