Windstream completes high-speed broadband upgrade for North Georgia

Windstream announced last week the completion of a major broadband upgrade for north Georgians served by the company’s cable TV network. 

About 71,000 consumers in north Georgia now have access to 300 megabits per second (Mbps) high-speed Kinetic Internet, the company said in a statement. Windstream began delivering broadband over its cable TV network for the first time in 2017 with speeds up to 100 Mbps.

“With this upgrade, we are delivering on our promise to bring faster speeds to north Georgia customers served by our cable TV network,” said J. Berkshire, president of Windstream operations in Georgia.

Windstream announced it over-delivered on the promise it made last year to boost Internet speeds for 67,000 households, exceeding that goal by over 4,000 homes while finishing the work faster than expected. 

Windstream’s cable TV network serves Cleveland, Dahlonega, Blairsville, Clarkesville, Commerce, Cornelia, Dawsonville, Helen, Hiawassee, Homer, Jefferson, Nicholson and Young Harris. Upgrades also were made in Hayesville, North Carolina.

The newly available bandwidth comes at a time more north Georgians are employing smart speakers and appliances, Internet-connected home security, and multiple streaming services and more screens. With 300 Mbps Kinetic Internet, a family can download songs in as little as two seconds, download HD movies in minutes or stream shows in HD on multiple screens simultaneously.

“Windstream is committed to bringing best-in-class Internet and entertainment services to our customers in communities across Georgia,” Berkshire said. “That’s why we’re using a variety of technologies — software enhancements, fiber expansion that includes fiber to the premise and shorter loop lengths and, increasingly, fixed wireless — to meet customer demand for faster broadband speeds.”

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