Windstream announced today that it has finished its broadband expansion that doubles the availability of 100 Mbps Kinetic Internet Service.
According to the company, just over one third (34 percent) of households in Windstream’s 18-state footprint service territory can now receive speeds up to 100 Mbps. The completion comes nearly six weeks ahead of the company’s previously announced schedule, the second time the company has claimed exceeding rollout expectations.
Windstream Broadband Expansion
When the Kinetic Internet Service plan was announced at the beginning of the year, Windstream anticipated it could have 39% of its customers ready for the service by the end of March. The work, like that in today’s announcement, was completed six weeks ahead of time.
In addition to the customers now able to receive the 100 Mbps service, half of the households in Windstream’s service territory now can receive 50 Mbps service, up from 40% of households at the end of 2018. Additionally, 64% of households can now have speeds of up to 25 Mbps, up from about 60% at the end of 2018.
“At Windstream, we are passionate about delivering premium internet speeds to more families and businesses across rural America,” said Jeff Small, president of the company’s consumer and small and medium-sized business segment, in a prepared statement. “We have taken steps to speed up our broadband deployment process, and that’s nothing but good news for some of the most rural communities in the nation.”