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Kinetic’s Investment in Shellman Brings Faster Broadband to Area Homes and Businesses

Oct 21, 2021

Shellman, Ga. — Faster broadband is now available from Kinetic by Windstream. As part of a multi-year plan, $2 billion initiative to dramatically expand gigabit internet service, Kinetic has deployed fiber to bring blazing fast internet to the homes and businesses of Shellman.

“When you think about economic development, you think about internet service. Shellman is the place that’s in need,” said State Senator Freddie Sims. “We appreciate you for realizing this and bringing something to us that not only can we use locally in government, but in the workplace and from an educational standpoint. We are so appreciative of this investment and this partnership you brought to Shellman, Georgia and Randolph County. We know it’s going to be one of the best things and best days we’ve had in a very long time.”

The Back Porch restaurant hosted a ribbon cutting Wednesday morning to celebrate the launch of Kinetic fiber internet. The deployment brings gigabit speeds to 280 homes and businesses in the area.

“This is a great celebration for southwest Georgia,” said Representative Gerald Greene. “We start here today to expand. I know that this is a great partnership that Windstream has worked hard on to make sure it comes to fruition. I remember sitting down with you 2-3 years ago, we were planning and now today it’s a great opportunity for all of us. I appreciate all of the individuals that had a hand in this and making sure it comes about for all of Southwest Georgia. We started here in Shellman, we’re going to make a difference, and Windstream is making that difference for us.”

To date, Kinetic has invested $500 million in the state of Georgia and with investments over the last two to three years, Kinetic has brought gig speeds to 160,000 homes and businesses. In 2021, Kinetic will add another 40,000 plus gig-capable businesses and homes to the Georgia footprint. Additionally, Kinetic is working to be a part of a state funded $300 million grant program. If awarded, this will bring gig speeds to an additional 160,000 locations in rural Georgia.

Kinetic is committed to deploying fiber to communities across the 18-state Kinetic footprint. This fast, reliable connection allows residential customers gig speeds to navigate the internet safely from home with no lag times while they work, attend virtual school or stream entertainment services. Businesses ranging from small to enterprise can take advantage of the fiber-backed network to deploy solutions that make their companies more efficient and profitable such as OfficeSuite UC® and SD-WAN.

“Kinetic is dedicated to delivering fast broadband speed at competitive rates with unmatched service throughout the state,” said Michael Foor, Kinetic president of Georgia Operations. “We know our customers need connections now more than ever that allows them to live, work and go to school wherever they live. Without interruption.”               

Customers can call 855.804.6925 to find out if they are eligible for a speed upgrade and how Kinetic can help meet their home or business needs.

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