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Windstream announces speed expansion; brings 1-Gig internet speeds to North Georgia

Residents and small businesses across 15 North Georgia communities can benefit from initial rollout of ultra-fast 1-Gig internet service

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., June 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications, today announced it has expanded its 1-Gig internet service to provide residents and small businesses in North Georgia with ultra-fast internet speed.

One-Gig internet service is available to eligible customers across 15 North Georgia communities including Blairsville, Byron, Clarkesville, Cleveland, Colbert, Dahlonega, Dawsonville, Haddock, Jasper, Jeffersonville, Lakeland, Milledgeville, Noble, Pendergrass and Springfield.

“We’re extremely proud to share that Georgia represents one of the first five states in the Windstream footprint to have access to our ultra-fast 1-Gig internet service,” said Jarrod (“J”) Berkshire, president of operations for Windstream in Georgia. “Many of the investments and infrastructure upgrades we set in motion years ago are now allowing us to roll out faster and more reliable internet speeds across North Georgia. While 1-Gig represents a significant milestone, we continue to look for areas where we can bring faster speeds and improved experiences to our customers in the area.”

Windstream’s 1-Gig internet service is currently available in Lincoln, Nebraska; Lexington, Kentucky; Sugar Land, Texas, and seven North Carolina communities.

With 1-Gig, residential customers are able to access music, TV shows and HD movies in just seconds. Small businesses can make large file transfers, process numerous transactions and backup to the cloud at blazing-fast speeds.

The Gig expansion is part of a larger initiative to bring extensive technology upgrades to North Georgia customers. Through Gig and the recently announced cable upgrades in North Georgia, Windstream is committed to continuing to grow and enhance its service offering to customers throughout the region.   

For updates on upgrade completions and eligibility, please visit www.windstream.com.

About Windstream
Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIN), a FORTUNE 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions for consumers, businesses, enterprise organizations and wholesale customers across the U.S. Windstream offers bundled services, including broadband, security solutions, voice and digital TV to consumers. The company also provides data, cloud solutions, unified communications and managed services to small business and enterprise clients. The company supplies core transport solutions on a local and long-haul fiber network spanning approximately 147,000 miles. Additional information is available at windstream.com. Please visit our newsroom at news.windstream.com or follow us on Twitter at @Windstream.

Windstream contact
Scott Morris, 501-748-5342
scott.l.morris@windstream.com

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