A new Windstream 300 Mbps broadband tier is being introduced across the carrier’s cable footprint in north Georgia, the company announced today. The upgrades will reach 67K households across 13 communities and will be completed within 12 months.
The move is part of a broader effort to get faster speeds throughout Windstream’s Georgia footprint, which has also included gigabit capable FTTP expansion to 43 communities in the state. Windstream has been steadily upgrading their cable plant as well, introducing a 100 Mbps tier over a year ago. A Windstream spokesperson tells Telecompetitor that the cable network upgrades are currently DOCSIS 3.o, but a path to DOCSIS 3.1 is underway.
“We evaluate the unique characteristics of each community in our service area and then deploy the technology that meets our customers’ needs in the fastest, most cost-effective way,” said J Berkshire, president of Windstream Operations in Georgia in a press release. “I’m delighted that this approach is bringing faster speeds to more of our customers in Georgia.”
Windstream offers broadband internet under the recently introduced Kinetic brand. IPTV services are also delivered under the Kinetic brand but are not available in these Georgia communities.
Like Windstream, fellow traditional telco TDS Telecom also owns several cable properties, and they too have been upgrading their cable broadband footprint, including recently introducing 600 Mbps tiers.