Windstream (NASDAQ: WIN) says it has completed the first stage of a cable infrastructure upgrade in North Georgia. The broadband network enhancement will enable the service provider to offer internet speeds of up to 100 Mbps to more than 6,000 households in Blairsville in Union County.
The upgrade is part of a larger plan to enable support of 100-Mbps broadband services to more than 67,000 households in 14 communities by the end of the year (see "Windstream to expand Georgia network"). In addition to Blairsville, Windstream has targeted Hiawassee, Young Harris, Dawsonville, Helen, Homer, Cornelia, Commerce, Jefferson, Clarkesville, Nicholson, Dahlonega, and Cleveland, as well as Hayesville, NC, for the upgraded services.
"We are working hard to give our customers in North Georgia an enhanced internet experience," said Jarrod Berkshire, president of operations for Windstream in Georgia. "Many of our employees live, work, and raise their families in North Georgia, and they are working tirelessly to make faster speeds and more reliable service available to customers. While we still have a lot of work ahead, this upgrade represents a significant milestone and testament to their hard work and Windstream's commitment to the North Georgia community."
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