Windstream targets Philadelphia for metro fiber-optic network expansion

Windstream (NASDAQ: WIN) has added Philadelphia to the list of cities in which it plans to expand is metro fiber-optic network footprint. In addition to connecting business with fiber, the new infrastructure also will support fixed-wireless services.

Windstream (NASDAQ: WIN) has added Philadelphia to the list of cities in which it plans to expand is metro fiber-optic network footprint. In addition to connecting business with fiber, the new infrastructure also will support fixed-wireless services.

"Our expansion in Philadelphia is part of a previously disclosed $50 million investment that Windstream is making this year to upgrade our high-speed fiber network infrastructure, including both our long-haul network nationwide and our metro fiber networks in specific markets," said Brian Norton, regional president for Windstream. "This ambitious project will result in a new level of connectivity and network stability for businesses in Philadelphia, and it will have a major economic impact on Philadelphia. We are proud to be supporting the city's business community in this important way."

The announcement of the company's plans in Philadelphia come after Windstream unveiled plans to build more metro fiber in Charlotte, Nashville, Richmond, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Chicago and Cleveland. Windstream also revealed plans for a significant expansion of its 100-Gbps long-haul express transport network throughout the western United States, including Salt Lake City, Reno, Las Vegas, and the Silicon Valley/San Francisco Bay Area.

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