Home to the storied Green Bay Packers NFL franchise, Lambeau Field and Packers’ business and telemarketing offices will soon be wired for Windstream’s gigabit fiber, IP voice, and business continuity services.
In addition to gigabit to Lambeau Field, Windstream will provide point-to-point fiber connections to the Packers’ business offices located several miles from the stadium, according to a press release. Gigabit to Lambeau Field will also power Wi-Fi connections for fans on game days as well.
“Windstream’s point-to-point fiber connection to our business offices will ensure that we have a highly reliable, fault-tolerant connection for our call center operations that also allows us to utilize Windstream’s Direct Trunk Overflow (DTO) service for business continuity,” Packers’ assistant director of IT Kenny Ansel said for a press statement. “Additionally, we are excited to offer additional high-speed, highly reliable internet connectivity to our employees and fans at the most historic stadium in the National Football League.”
“When we teamed with the Green Bay Packers, we immediately understood the vital role that network uptime played for the franchise,” added Joe Harding, Windstream executive vice president and enterprise chief marketing officer. “The Packers’ requirements were unique, and they needed a solution that combined highly reliable services with scalable and flexible infrastructure.”
Windstream’s fiber network services contract to deliver gigabit to Lambeau Field is the company’s second with an NFL franchise. The Atlanta Falcons selected Windstream to provide customized cloud and networking solutions.
In other Windstream news today, the company announced that its Software-Defined Wide-Area Network (SD-WAN) solution is now available.