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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