Kinetic: We’ll rule 8-Gbps broadband

June 26, 2023
The company expects to reach this pinnacle next month, when it will have 330 exchanges eligible for 8-Gbps fiber broadband service that serve more than 400,000 households in aggregate.

Kinetic by Windstream asserts that it will soon have 8-Gbps broadband available to more premises than any other U.S. service provider. The company expects to reach this pinnacle next month, when it will have 330 exchanges eligible for 8-Gbps fiber broadband service that serve more than 400,000 households in aggregate.

“We’re really proud to announce that no one else is reaching as many homes with this level of speed as we are,” said Clay Fisher, chief marketing officer for Kinetic. “We are committed to meeting our customers’ needs both today and in the future.”

The company adds that it plans to expand its multi-gig footprint into additional markets as well as part of a multi-year $2 billion fiber roll out across its 18-state footprint. Kinetic also will pursue partnerships with cities, counties, and other groups to accelerate fiber deployment.

“We know that homes have more connected devices than ever before,” said Fisher. “And that will just keep growing. Families will continue to need more bandwidth to keep these devices running smoothly. Kinetic is the company that is looking to the future to give our customers all the bandwidth they need.”

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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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