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Windstream grows core network, delivering multi-terabyte SDN transport solutions to content and media customers in Columbus, Ohio

January 23, 2018

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jan. 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications, has expanded its nationwide core network into the Columbus, Ohio, market, increasing availability of its Software Defined Network Orchestrated Waves (SDNow) solution in response to surging customer demand,  primarily within the content and media industries. Windstream completed its Columbus turn-up of multiple terabyte connectivity within just 30 days from customer order to acceptance - a testament to the company's agility and commitment to rapidly addressing cloud connectivity and networking needs.

Windstream's broad optical SDN footprint now exceeds more than 50 markets across the United States, enabling a rapidly growing number of transport customers - including large enterprise organizations, international carriers, ISPs, hyperscale cloud operators, streaming content providers and more - to accelerate their cloud migration and digital transformation strategies. As a result, Windstream customers requiring hyperflexible, high-capacity transport solutions gain bandwidth, transparency and control advantages that outpace the capabilities of major carriers operating with traditional networking technologies.

"Our nationwide SDN deployment gives Windstream a solid programmable network that supports intent-based, on-demand automation of wavelength services - ideal for enterprises, content providers, large-scale e-commerce houses and more - in a fast-growing number of markets," said John Nishimoto, Windstream vice president of transport product management. "In addition to consistently driving down service installation intervals, we're delivering value to our customers today that networking-as-a-service proponents have been promising for years."

Windstream currently leads U.S. communications providers in deploying the most advanced optical transport technology in the core. Through its continued expansion and investment at the edge in such markets as Columbus, Windstream offers the value and benefits of innovative optical service that can easily be customized, implemented, expanded and managed.

Windstream offers a range of complementary network and communications solutions including SD-WAN proprietary OfficeSuite UCaaS solution, integrated network security, and access, transport and business continuity solutions including Ethernet, Wavelengths with Optical Encryption and Fixed Wireless. Collectively designed to help businesses increase productivity, improve ROI and win. More at

About Windstream

Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIN), a FORTUNE 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions for consumers, businesses, enterprise organizations and wholesale customers across the U.S.Windstream offers bundled services, including broadband, security solutions, voice and digital TV to consumers. The company also provides data, cloud solutions, unified communications and managed services to small business and enterprise clients. The company supplies core transport solutions on a local and long-haul fiber network spanning approximately 150,000 miles. Additional information is available at Please visit our newsroom at or follow us on Twitter at @Windstream.

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