Windstream has completed a network expansion in Harrison, Ark. that makes the company’s broadband internet service available to 4,000 homes and businesses in the city. Customers now have access to 1 Gbps broadband speeds on the Kinetic Internet platform as a result of the Windstream broadband expansion.
The Kinetic broadband platform is now available to residential and business subscribers in 18 states. Kinetic features FTTP, FTTN, and HFC architectures.
“Windstream’s reliable, high-speed Internet network will make a huge difference in how work gets done by day in Harrison, and then at night, how families consume entertainment or do homework,” Brad Hedrick, the operations president for Windstream in Arkansas, said in a press release. “Kinetic Internet is meeting, and really, exceeding the speed needed to download and consume online content, such as music and games, movies and TV shows online.”
Windstream has made quite a bit of news the past few months. Perhaps the most important was in last February when it filed for voluntary reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. bankruptcy code. The move came a week after receiving a negative ruling in the Aurelius court decision. Soon after, Windstream did gain a $1 billion commitment in debtor-in-possession financing from Citigroup Global Markets. This will help it operate as usual, the company said.
On the video side, the company also said last month that its app-based Kinetic TV is available in 15 Nebraska cities: Lincoln, Adams, Clatonia, Cortland, Davey, Denton, Fairbury, Hallam, Hastings, Hickman, Malcolm, Martell, Pickrell, Wilber and York.
On the business connectivity front, Windstream recently announced that its fixed wireless wholesale Ethernet access service will be available to enterprises in 400,000 buildings in 50 markets this year. The platform offers speeds from 3 Mbps to 5 Gbps and guarantees four nines availability. It supports Ethernet E-Access, dedicated Internet access and MPLS.