Windstream Wholesale establishes alliance with Mid-Atlantic Broadband, Tilson Infrastructure and SummitIG

May 14, 2024
The alliance will enhance the reach of its dark fiber network between Raleigh to Richmond and Ashburn, Va.

Windstream Wholesale (WW) has made two moves to enhance its network expansion strategy and simplify customers' purchases of dark fiber and wholesale connectivity services. 

The provider has made its dark fiber Beach Route available for immediate customer access to fiber from the Jacksonville, Fla., cable landing station (CLS) to Myrtle Beach. S.C., CLS to Raleigh, N.C.

Windstream Wholesale has allied with Mid-Atlantic Broadband, Tilson Infrastructure, and SummitIG to extend the dark fiber offering north from Raleigh to Richmond and Ashburn, Va.

A big part of Windstream Wholesale’s focus is its Beach route, which spans 690 miles along the East Coast, connecting the Jacksonville CLS to the Myrtle Beach CLS and on to Raleigh.

According to Windstream Wholesale, the Beach Route offers lower latency, ideal for cloud services and content delivery providers linking Raleigh and the Research Triangle region of North Carolina to aerospace hubs in Savannah, Ga., and Charleston, S.C., and with access to subsea cables at the two major CLS sites along the route.

Through its new Beach Route Dark Fiber Alliance, Windstream Wholesale extends the path of its Beach Route by 315 route miles from Benson, N.C., to Richmond and Ashburn. This strategic alliance offers greater reach and eliminates the complexities of multi-vendor route solutions, providing customers with a seamless networking experience.

By having Windstream Wholesale manage all network transaction aspects, customers can access more fiber, more miles, one contract, and one dedicated account team.

“By joining forces with Mid-Atlantic Broadband, SummitIG, and Tilson Infrastructure, we’re extending our network reach, adding diversity, and dramatically simplifying the customer experience, continuing to set new standards and shaping the future for connectivity, innovation, and partnerships,” said Joe Scattareggia, president of Windstream Wholesale.

Each of the partners brings something to the table.

MBC brings unique fiber routes and diverse southern entry into the QTS Richmond Data Center.

For the first time, Tilson will offer access to unique routes on I-95 from the South Carolina to Virginia borders and the east-west US-70 and US-74 routes that will feed the I-95 artery toward critical data centers in Virginia. Finally, SummitIG brings 900 miles of dark fiber infrastructure to northern Virginia and Columbus, Ohio. 

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