Windstream touts 2019 Kinetic Internet FTTP milestones

Jan. 26, 2020
Windstream says it delivered faster broadband services to approximately 1.3 million premises last year via fiber to the premises (FTTP).

Windstream says it delivered faster broadband services to approximately 1.3 million premises last year via fiber to the premises (FTTP). The figure includes expansion of its Kinetic Business 1-Gig Fiber Internet services to 100,000 business locations and connecting its residential Kinetic Internet to 100,000 homes. Windstream says it increased internet speeds to another 1.1 locations via “other methods.”

The service provider says it spent approximately $400 million on the FTTP internet upgrades. The infrastructure expansion enables Windstream to increase its Kinetic Internet customer subscriber base for two consecutive years, including the net addition of more than 28,000 customers in 2019.

“Windstream carried its high-speed Kinetic Internet to more homes and businesses in 2019, empowering our rural communities with greater access to the digital economy and enhanced entertainment such as 4K streaming across multiple screens at home,” said Jeff Small, president of the company’s consumer and small and midsize business segment.

Windstream says it also spent money to expand the capabilities of such “other methods” of broadband service provision as fixed wireless, cable internet, and other network equipment. The upgrades saw service rates climb to various peaks, depending on the location, ranging from 25 to 300 Mbps. Most upgraded locations were able to see service rates of 100 Mbps or higher. The company promises similar upgrades across its footprint this year.

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Stephen Hardy | Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

Stephen Hardy is editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, part of the Lighting & Technology Group at Endeavor Business Media. Stephen is responsible for establishing and executing editorial strategy across the both brands’ websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products. He has covered the fiber-optics space for more than 20 years, and communications and technology for more than 35 years. During his tenure, Lightwave has received awards from Folio: and the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) for editorial excellence. Prior to joining Lightwave in 1997, Stephen worked for Telecommunications magazine and the Journal of Electronic Defense.

Stephen has moderated panels at numerous events, including the Optica Executive Forum, ECOC, and SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. He also is program director for the Lightwave Innovation Reviews and the Diamond Technology Reviews.

He has written numerous articles in all aspects of optical communications and fiber-optic networks, including fiber to the home (FTTH), PON, optical components, DWDM, fiber cables, packet optical transport, optical transceivers, lasers, fiber optic testing, and more.

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