Windstream completes broadband speed upgrades ahead of schedule

Little Rock, Arkansas, UNITED STATES

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb. 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions, today announced that it completed its initiative to double the availability of 100 Mbps Kinetic Internet Service approximately six weeks ahead of schedule.

As a result, approximately 34 percent of households in local exchanges across Windstream’s 18-state footprint now qualify for 100 Mbps. When the initiative was announced Jan. 14, the company anticipated it could qualify 30 percent of households by the end of March. The work was completed in mid-February, six weeks early. The company expects approximately 40 percent of households will qualify for 100 Mbps by mid-year.

In addition, 50 percent of households now qualify for 50 Mbps, up from 40 percent of households at the end of 2018. Similarly, 64 percent of households now qualify for 25 Mbps, up from approximately 60 percent at the end of 2018.

“At Windstream, we are passionate about delivering premium internet speeds to more families and businesses across rural America,” said Jeff Small, president of the company’s consumer and small and medium-sized business segment. “We have taken steps to speed up our broadband deployment process, and that’s nothing but good news for some of the most rural communities in the nation.”

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About Windstream

Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIN), a FORTUNE 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions. Windstream provides data networking, core transport, security, unified communications and managed services to mid-market, enterprise and wholesale customers across the U.S. The company also offers broadband, entertainment and security services for consumers and small and medium-sized businesses primarily in rural areas in 18 states. Services are delivered over multiple network platforms including a nationwide IP network, our proprietary cloud core architecture and on a local and long-haul fiber network spanning approximately 150,000 miles. Additional information is available at or Please visit our newsroom at or follow us on Twitter at @Windstream or @WindstreamBiz.

Windstream Contact:
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