Communications and software company Windstream Holdings announced on Feb. 5 that it has activated a new network path from Lincoln, Neb. to Dallas. The new network, Windstream reports, provides additional reliability and protection against outages that impact emergency services and broadband.
Brad Hedrick, Windstream’s Nebraska operations president, said in a press release, “Activating a third network path into and out of Nebraska means enhanced protection for the services Nebraskans rely on, especially 911, internet access, and long-distance calling. This network enhancement provides heightened confidence to all of Windstream’s customers in Nebraska—whether they are consumers, small businesses, large enterprises, other carriers, or high-bandwidth content providers,”
The new network is the third of Windstream’s network paths for traffic into and out of Nebraska, with the other two paths leading to Denver and Chicago. Regarding emergency services, the new path establishes a third connection for network links to deliver calls to Nebraska’s statewide 911 network.
Hedrick added, “Establishing ‘triversity’ in Nebraska reflects Windstream’s commitment to providing a robust network experience along with exceptional customer service. Our network is stronger today, and our customers are the beneficiaries.”
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