Windstream promises to delivers 300-Megabit internet to about 71,000 in North Georgia

DAHLONEGA, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Windstream, a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions, today announced 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.

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.

In fact, Windstream is over-delivering 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 Clarkesville, Cleveland, Cornelia, Dawsonville, Helen, Hiawassee, Jefferson, and many other North Georgia communities. 

The newly available bandwidth comes at a time when more north Georgians are employing smart speakers and appliances, Internet-connected home security, and multiple streaming services on 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 all of 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.”

This comes on the heels of Governor Brian Kemp announcing his Georgia Broadband Deployment Initiative.  That 14 page document can be found here.