HARRISON, Ark. – Windstream, a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions, announced today the completion of a major network expansion in the city. More than 4,000 homes and businesses are now eligible for ultra-fast 1-gig Internet speeds, the result of a company investment of more than $800,000 in network infrastructure to power faster Kinetic Internet in Harrison.
“Harrison is proud to have Windstream as one of our major employers,” said Mayor Jerry Jackson. “We’re especially glad to hear they are adding 1-gig Internet speed, which will make Harrison among the highest Internet speeds in the nation.”
Windstream’s investment in delivering its fiber network directly to homes and businesses enables both to adopt and integrate the latest smart appliances, software and security platforms. Homes can choose to stream multiple on-demand videos across multiple devices without fear of buffering, upload photos and videos in an instant, and consume large-bandwidth media without any interruption. With 1-gig Kinetic Businesses Internet, businesses will be able to leverage new tools providing access to cloud, voice, security and continuity solutions that will increasingly become standard equipment in most businesses.
“Windstream’s reliable, high-speed Internet network will make a huge difference in how work gets done by day in Harrison, and then at night, how families consume entertainment or do homework,” said Brad Hedrick, operations president for Windstream in Arkansas. “Kinetic Internet is meeting, and really, exceeding the speed needed to download and consume online content, such as music and games, movies and TV shows online.”
Kinetic by Windstream provides services to residential and business customers in 18 states. The Kinetic suite of services includes high-speed Internet, entertainment, phone and security products for homes and businesses. To learn more about Kinetic by Windstream, please visit kinetic.windstream.com.
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.
Scott Morris, 501-748-5342