Phase 2 of Windstreams 100G Network Underway

Windstream is expanding its 100G long-haul express network.

Phase two covers about 4,100 miles and is scheduled to be finished by the end of the year. It includes routes from Chicago to Omaha, Kansas City and St. Louis; Cleveland to Albany, Boston, New York City and Philadelphia; Atlanta to Charlotte and Ashburn, Virginia; and Monroe, Louisiana, to Memphis.

"Windstream, with our ‘smart solutions, personalized service’ brand promise, is committed to meeting the rapidly expanding data needs of our enterprise customers, and our high-capacity, low-latency long-haul network reflects that commitment," said Randy Nicklas, executive vice president of engineering and chief technology officer for Windstream. "The Infinera platform we are deploying enables Windstream to rapidly provision network services that support our customers’ critical applications in a highly reliable and secure way."

Phase one of the project, announced in March, covers about 5,300 miles. It included routes from St. Louis to Chicago, Indianapolis, Lexington, Knoxville, Atlanta, Memphis and Dallas; and from Chicago to Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, the District of Columbia and Ashburn, Virginia.

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