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Windstream Deploys Fiber to Approximately 100,000 New Locations in First Half of 2020

July 16, 2020

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Beginning early this year, Kinetic by Windstream embarked on a multi-year program to invest billions of capital to bring fiber-backed gigabit services to millions of households across its footprint. Through the first six months of 2020, Kinetic has enabled approximately 100,000 new locations with gigabit-capable services. As a result of these investments and recent additional network enhancements, Kinetic added over 40,000 net new broadband subscribers in the first six months of the year and completed its ninth consecutive quarter of broadband subscriber growth.

“Kinetic by Windstream is stronger than ever,” said Jeff Small, president of the company’s consumer and small and midsize business segment. “Our fiber investments are accelerating Kinetic’s broadband subscriber growth and equipping our rural communities to take advantage of greater opportunities to work from home, experience virtual learning and enjoy premium entertainment.”

During a year when many Americans are working remotely and going to school online because of the coronavirus pandemic, these faster connections in the company’s predominately rural service areas are particularly critical. Importantly, when internet use soared more than 30 percent in March, our historical network investments ensured we had ample capacity to handle the surge in traffic growth.

Kinetic’s SD-WAN solution helps small and midsize companies manage their broadband usage while OfficeSuite UC®, the company’s award-winning, cloud-based voice and collaboration solution, enables them to conduct business anywhere.

To learn more about Kinetic by Windstream, visit www.windstream.com/.

About Windstream

Windstream Holdings, Inc. 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 midsize 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 164,000 miles. Additional information is available at windstream.com or windstreamenterprise.com. Please visit our newsroom at news.windstream.com or follow us on Twitter at @Windstream.

Scott Morris, 501-748-5342
Scott.l.morris@windstream.com

Source: Windstream Holdings, Inc.

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