Windstream has announced completion of network upgrades across 15 states to bring Internet speeds of up to 100 megabits-per-second (Mbps) to residential and small business customers in more than 1,000 markets.
The provider of advanced network communications, will now offer speeds from 50 Mbps to 100 Mbps to more than a quarter of its customer base (26 percent), aiming at 30 percent by the end of this year.
“Expanding access to faster Internet speeds is our highest priority,” said Sarah Day, President, Consumer and Small Business, Windstream.
The company claims that already a 50 percent of its customers are availing speeds of 25 Mbps or greater, at present. This announcement is a part of the Project Excel, announced in 2015. It is a program intended to further upgrade broadband speed, increase network capacity and improve the customer experience in approximately 1 million locations.
The company had announced plans to dedicate $250 million to the project in order to improve its last mile network by installing VDSL2 network equipment for 100 Mbps support, last November.
The group saw a service revenue of $491 million, up by 3 percent year-over-year in the first quarter of 2016.
“When we announced Project Excel last fall, we made a commitment to accelerate our plans to upgrade broadband speeds. This expansion and surpassing 1,000 markets that now have access to premium speeds are significant milestones that reflect the hard work of our employees and our commitment to continuing to make upgrades to our network,” Day added.
The increased speed access depends upon the geographic location and the customer can check the availability of the same at the company website.
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