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Windstream brings faster broadband speeds to Argyle with fixed wireless technology

Friday, July 6, 2018

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Windstream (NASDAQ: WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions, today announced that it has deployed fixed wireless technology to make available broadband speeds up to 100 megabits per second (Mbps) to qualified customers in Argyle. Windstream is using fixed wireless technology to help meet its obligations under 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 wired networks that enables Windstream to deploy broadband service more quickly and cost effectively in some rural areas,” said Greg Gray, director of Windstream operations in Iowa. “I’m delighted that we have been able to bring this innovative technology to bear in Argyle. We know customers want faster speed, and we are committed to delivering it.”

 

Fixed wireless technology uses pole-mounted antennas to transmit the broadb and signal to receivers installed at each qualified customer’s home or business that are connected to indoor Wi-Fi routers.

 

To inquire about the availability of fixed wireless service, as well as Windstream’s traditional Kinetic Internet service, residential customers may call (866) 819-1225, and small and medium-sized businesses may call (877) 442-9462.

 

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.

 

Windstream Contact:

Scott Morris, 501-748-5342

scott.l.morris@windstream.com