Windstream has upgraded the broadband speeds it can provide over its cable TV infrastructure in northern Georgia. The company says that about 71,000 subscribers now have access to data speeds as high as 300 Mbps on its Kinetic platform. Windstream broadband HFC service has been available in the region since 2017, when the company offered 100 Mbps services.
“With this upgrade, we are delivering on our promise to bring faster speeds to north Georgia customers served by our cable TV network,” J. Berkshire, the president of Windstream operations in Georgia, said in a press release.
The Kinetic platform is in 18 states and uses FTTP, FTTN and HFC architectures. The company initially estimated that the north Georgia upgrade would reach 67,000 subscribers. The northern Georgia subscribers are in the communities of Dahlonega, Blairsville, Clarkesville, Cleveland, Commerce, Cornelia, Dawsonville, Helen, Hiawassee, Homer, Jefferson, Nicholson and Young Harris. Upgrades also were made in Hayesville, N.C.
Windstream has made a number of announcements during the past month.
The company said last week that it has completed a network expansion in Harrison, Ark. that makes services available to 4,000 homes and business in the city. The network speed is as high as 1 Gbps.
Also in April, Windstream said that their new Kinetic TV app product will be available in Lincoln and 14 other Nebraska communities. The newly added markets are Adams, Clatonia, Cortland, Davey, Denton, Fairbury, Hallam, Hastings, Hickman, Malcolm, Martell, Pickrell, Wilber and York.
At the beginning of the month, Windsteam Enterprise introduced a suite of local-area network services. The service, which also manages WiFi, includes centrally managed switches that are easily deployed. The company said the service will improve flexibility and include intelligent IP cameras. The system will gather detailed analytics.