MOULTRIE, Ga. — Windstream, a provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions, recently announced the completion of the first phase of a fiber network expansion in the city, wiring over 4,500 addresses for ultra-fast 1-gig Internet service.
The buildout is the result of over $780,000 invested in the network by the company in Moultrie and its immediate surroundings. By the end of this year, the final phase will be finished, delivering an additional 5,700 addresses that will qualify for 1-gig Internet connections. Windstream estimates spending over $800,000 for this second phase, bringing the total investment in Moultrie to more than $1.5 million by the end of the year.
“Windstream’s investment in Moultrie as a ‘Gig City’ is exactly the kind of private investment that will grow access to healthcare, improve education, enhance economic development and definitely improve quality of life,” said state Rep. Sam Watson, co-chair of the House Rural Development Council.
Kinetic Businesses fiber Internet enables companies to leverage new video conferencing and over-the-top business software that have become standard operating platforms in any office, according to a press release from Windstream. With Kinetic Gig Internet at home, families may stream shows and movies on several devices without fear of buffering or upload photos and videos to social media in an instant.
“Kinetic by Windstream is enabling Moultrie to compete in today’s digital economy. Connecting communities to the global economy via light-speed fiber will bring more eCommerce opportunities to small businesses while allowing families to consume content in an instant,” said J Berkshire, president of Georgia operations. “Investments such as these help demonstrate Windstream’s continued commitment to not only the Georgia network but to the communities in which we live and serve.”
To celebrate the launch, Kinetic by Windstream is offering new customers a three-month trial of the 1 gig service.
Windstream employs more than 1,150 Georgians responsible for carrying Kinetic by Windstream Internet services and products to homes and businesses throughout the state. For more information, visit Windstream.com or the Facebook page at Facebook.com/WindstreamConnects.