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Windstream to provide gig internet service to Awesome Inc

Jun 29, 2018

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Windstream (NASDAQ: WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications, announced today that it will provide gig Internet service to Awesome Inc for the next five years. This service donation by Windstream benefits entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses through Awesome Inc.

Gigabit Internet is the next generation of broadband service, which is typically delivered over fiber-optic lines and provides speeds of 1,000 Megabits per second (Mbps), which is also referred to as “1 Gbps” or “Gigabit” Internet. Gig Internet allows you to download 100 photos in three seconds, 100 songs in three seconds and an HD movie in seven seconds.

“Windstream is excited to partner with Awesome Inc to help provide Lexington business owners and entrepreneurs with high-speed Internet,” says Phillip McAbee, president of Windstream operations in Kentucky. “By providing gig service and adding a stronger Internet connection to Awesome Inc’s programming, we hope to aid in the future success of local entrepreneurs and small business owners in our community.”

Awesome Inc offers multiple programs to educate students, independent entrepreneurs and corporate teams by providing leading technology education courses and offering a shared workspace environment.

“Thanks to Kinetic by Windstream, our organization is now able to better serve our community’s startups and entrepreneurs,” said Brian Raney, co-founder of Awesome Inc. “By offering gig service to the organizations we serve, we’re able to provide better tools and opportunities for students, entrepreneurs and small businesses to compete in the local economy.”

To learn more about Kinetic by Windstream for small businesses in Kentucky, please call (877) 441-9462. For retail and service information in Kentucky, please call (859) 255-0200.

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 or Please visit our newsroom at or follow us on Twitter at @Windstream or @WindstreamBiz.

Windstream Contact:
Scott Morris
[email protected]


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