Windstream to Link West Coast to Dallas With Fiber Route
Windstream Wholesale announced the upcoming expansion of a new southern route from Los Angeles to Dallas, adding to the company’s 100G, nationwide fiber network expansion strategy.
Connecting to the existing high-density metro fiber network in Phoenix, the new route will add almost 1,700 miles to Windstream’s existing coast-to-coast long-haul network and offers access to the company’s entire suite of cloud-optimized connectivity solutions, including optical Wavelengths, MEF 2.0 Certified Carrier Ethernet, MPLS Dedicated Internet Access and more to the wholesale and resale markets. The route is scheduled for completion in third quarter 2018.
With a metropolitan area population approaching five million, Phoenix is one of the fastest growing cities in the country, as well as an increasingly important technology hub. According toForbes, big tech companies are establishing locations in Phoenix, drawn by its lower cost-of-living and well-educated workforce. Windstream’s increased presence in this market provides customers with cost-effective access to greater network diversity options, improved reliability and increased bandwidth capacity – all of which are critical in today’s data-driven business economy.
“As a leading national transport provider, our top priorities at Windstream Wholesale continue to be enhancing the customer experience and expanding our network backbone,” said Mike Shippey, president of Wholesale at Windstream Enterprise and Wholesale. “Completing this new corridor between Los Angeles and Dallas demonstrates our commitment to these goals, as we become foremost in the minds of customers – providing in-demand solutions and leveraging our fault-tolerant infrastructure to deliver exceptional performance. Windstream Wholesale delivers that and more,” he said.