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Windstream brings faster broadband speeds to Audubon with fixed wireless technology

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Windstream brings faster broadband speeds to Audubon with fixed wireless technology

Investment to help enhance community connections and local infrastructure

AUDUBON, Iowa — Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions, today announced that it has deployed fixed wireless technology to deliver broadband speeds up to 100 megabits per second (Mbps) to homes in Audubon.

Windstream is using fixed wireless technology as part of its participation in the FCC’s Connect America Fund initiative, which is designed to support network upgrades in rural areas that would otherwise not be economically feasible.

“Fixed wireless technology is an alternative to traditional cable networks that enable Windstream to deploy broadband service more quickly and cost-effectively in rural areas,” said Brad Hedrick, president of Windstream operations in Iowa. “I’m delighted that we have been able to bring this innovative technology to homes in Audubon and across the state. We know customers want faster speeds, and we are committed to delivering them.”

Fixed wireless is not a mobile service. Pole-mounted antennas transmit a broadband signal to receivers at each eligible customer’s home or business. The performance of a fixed wireless connection is comparable to wired solutions.

Across Iowa, Windstream has invested $28 million in infrastructure improvements so that households in a dozen cities and communities can now enjoy faster internet speeds.

To inquire about the availability of fixed wireless service, as well as Windstream’s Kinetic Internet service, visit Windstream.com.

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 windstream.com or windstreamenterprise.com. Please visit our newsroom at news.windstream.com or follow us on Twitter at @Windstream or @WindstreamBiz.

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Windstream Contact:

Scott Morris, 501-748-5342

Scott.l.morris@windstream.com