Windstream shores up Georgia, Texas networks with investment

|About: Windstream Holdings, Inc. (WIN)|By:, SA News Editor

Windstream Holdings (NASDAQ:WIN) today is rolling out enhancements to shore up its network in Georgia and Texas.

Through 2016, the company plans to deploy new capabilities in its Georgia network to deal with greater data demand, with $38M in investment coming on top of an existing $80M invested in broadband infrastructure.

So far, the company says it has about 620,000 households in the state serviceable by its High Speed Internet offering. Some 93% of households are served by fiber-backed facilities, and 75% are serviceable by 10 Mbps or greater speeds, a number it plans to raise to 84% by the end of 2016.

Meanwhile, adding a data center in McAllen, Texas, to its 100G network will provide low-latency direct transport from there to several data centers in the company's footprint, including San Antonio, Dallas and Houston.

"By expanding into McAllen, we are able to significantly broaden connectivity options for carriers in Central and Latin America, offering the reliable, secure and diverse routes required to support their growing domestic traffic needs," says Windstream's Mike Crimmins.

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