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Kinetic by Windstream Expands Fiber Network in Nebraska

October 07, 2020

Company deployed fiber to more than 56,000 locations in past two years; more projects coming in 2020 and beyond

LINCOLN, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kinetic by Windstream, a long-time provider of communications services in Nebraska, is executing a vision for the future centered on fiber expansion and gigabit-capable services. The company’s multi-year plan will invest billions of dollars to bring fiber-backed gigabit services to millions of customers across its 18-state footprint.

Kinetic is already making progress on its fiber goals for Nebraska with 56,000 locations enabled with fiber services in the past two years.

“Kinetic is dedicated to delivering fast broadband speeds, at reasonable rates with excellent service,” said Brad Hedrick, president of state operations for Kinetic.

Communities under construction or recently upgraded with Kinetic investment in gigabit-capable fiber services include parts of Lincoln, Ashland, Auburn, Beatrice, Crete, David City, Elmwood, Fairbury, Friend, Hebron, Hastings, Louisville, Milford, Plattsmouth, Superior, Sutton, Seward, Wahoo, Wilber, Waverly, York, Geneva, Juniata, Syracuse, Tecumseh.

Kinetic has engineered additional projects to bring fiber to homes and businesses in rural areas near Bellwood, Osceola and Shelby. These projects have been planned under the rules of the broadband expansion program made possible by the Nebraska Universal Service Fund. Each of these projects is awaiting approval by the Public Service Commission, which administers the fund, said Trent Fellers, vice president of state government affairs for Kinetic.

“Public-private partnerships have been instrumental to roll out high-speed broadband to customers in the most rural areas,” said Fellers. “Coupled with our investments, Kinetic forms partnerships with federal, state and local entities to overcome the challenges presented in low-density population areas to serve more customers.”

Additional fiber-to-the-home projects in and near David City, Garrison, Louisville, Geneva, and Hebron were made possible with grants from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development.

High-speed internet enables possibilities for communities from distance learning to work-from-home opportunities to cutting edge video and gaming options, and the new Kinetic is delivering in meaningful ways.

For more information about Kinetic services, visit the Lincoln retail store at 1440 M Street (402.436.4500), the Beatrice retail store at 445 North 6th Street (402.228.7566), the Hastings retail store at 321 North St. Joseph (402.462.7900), or check out www.windstream.com.

About Windstream

Windstream Holdings is a privately held communications and software company. Windstream offers managed communications services, including SD-WAN and UCaaS, and high-capacity bandwidth and transport services to businesses across the U.S. The company also provides premium broadband, entertainment and security services through an enhanced fiber network and 5G fixed wireless service to consumers and small and midsize businesses primarily in rural areas in 18 states. Additional information is available at windstream.com or windstreamenterprise.com. Follow us on Twitter at @Windstream.

Contacts
Kerri Case
kerri.case@windstream.com

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