Thursday, November 12, 2020
Blairsville, Ga. — Kinetic by Windstream, a long-trusted community partner for entertainment and internet services, announced a network upgrade to meet the connection needs of Hiawassee and Young Harris.
Thursday the Kinetic by Windstream team held ribbon cutting ceremonies at the Gazebo on Sanderson Street in Haysville to celebrate the launch. Local dignitaries joined Kinetic President of Operations J. Berkshire for the honors, including Hiawassee Mayor Liz Ordiales, Young Harris Mayor Andrea Gibby, State Representative Stan Gunter, economic developer Denise McKay, and Davis Warnell, field representative from the office of U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga).
Gig-speed service has been highly anticipated by residents in the area. “Fast, reliable fast internet is critical to stay connected to what’s important,” said Berkshire. “In a year with more families working remotely, attending school virtually and depending on video calls to keep connected with loved ones, we are pleased to make sure residents in Hiawassee and Young Harris have what they need delivered to their door.”
Gig speed allows customers to stream favorite TV shows on Kinetic TV or YouTube TV instantly. Customers can use multiple devices at the same time without a lag in speed or losing connection. The upgrades mean Kinetic meets the demand for seamless voice, video, gaming and ultra-high definition TV service.
“Access to high-speed broadband internet is critical to bridge the digital divide in our rural communities,” U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) said. “At a time when Georgians are relying on the internet for work, school, access to health care and to stay connected with loved ones, it is essential that we continue to expand broadband throughout the state. I applaud Windstream for making this important investment to help over 70,000 households in rural Georgia access high-speed broadband.”
For more information visit the retail store at 294 Highway 515 W, Suite J in Blairsville (706.745.6911) or windstream.com.