Windstream expands metro fiber network in Atlanta

Expansion is part of Windstream’s multi-city investment to connect even more data centers and commercial buildings to the company’s national backbone

ATLANTA, Sept. 01, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications, today announced a major expansion of its advanced metro fiber network in the Atlanta area. Windstream’s expansion will provide Atlanta’s growing business community with world-class fiber and fixed-wireless infrastructure that connects more commercial buildings with Windstream’s high-speed, highly available nationwide network.

“Today’s announcement reflects a significant expansion of the Windstream network in the Atlanta area, including Downtown, Midtown, Buckhead/Lenox Square, Alpharetta and Roswell,” said Eric Warren, regional president of enterprise sales for Windstream. “This project expands both our fiber and fixed wireless footprint, allowing Windstream to provide companies with next-generation solutions such as unified communications, managed services, network security, business continuity, network and cloud services. And all of these services are provided with the support of a truly local Windstream team.”

Windstream’s expansion of its local metro fiber and fixed wireless network will also give Atlanta-area companies direct connectivity to other major markets across the country via Windstream’s state-of-the-art nationwide long haul fiber network. One of the companies that will benefit from Windstream’s expansion in Atlanta is Shaw Industries Group, one of the world's preeminent flooring suppliers to residential and commercial markets.

“With more than 20,000 employees located around the world, having a reliable and cost-effective IT infrastructure is critical to meeting the needs of our customers,” said Randy Smith, technology planning manager at Shaw Industries Group. “We're excited about Windstream's expansion in Atlanta because it will increase the reach and reliability of the network we use, as well as bring additional services and competition to the metro Atlanta market that will benefit all businesses here.”

Windstream continues to expand its local metro fiber networks across the country as part of an initiative that will support customers in the banking, financial services, legal services, education, healthcare, government, hospitality and retail industries, among others. In addition to Atlanta, Windstream is expanding its metro fiber networks in Charlotte, Nashville, Richmond, Minneapolis, Chicago, Philadelphia and Cleveland.

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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 for consumers, small businesses, enterprise organizations and carrier partners across the U.S. Windstream offers bundled services, including broadband, security solutions, voice and digital TV to consumers. The company also provides data, cloud solutions, unified communications and managed services to business and enterprise clients. The company supplies core transport solutions on a local and long-haul fiber-optic network spanning approximately 125,000 miles. Additional information is available at Please visit our newsroom at or follow us on Twitter at @Windstream.


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