Albermarle, NC -- Windstream, provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions, announced on April 18 it has completed a major network expansion in Albemarle. Starting this week, more than 7,000 consumer and business customers are eligible to receive ultra-fast 1-gig Internet service. The network upgrade comes after an investment by Windstream of $1 million throughout downtown Albemarle and surrounding areas of the city.
"With the expansion of 1-gig services throughout Albemarle, we are investing in the gigabit economy surging across the east coast helping to transition local businesses into global ecommerce powerhouses. Investing in rural and suburban areas allows those communities to create new opportunities for citizens to live and work close to home versus commuting to the big city," said Stacy Hale, president of operations for Windstream in North Carolina. "Gig connections are going to change the landscape for Albemarle residents by delivering blazing fast speeds able to handle today's growing connected device ecosystem while meeting the need for more bandwidth."
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In this insightful Light Reading radio show, Kurt Raaflaub, Head of Strategic Solutions Marketing, will outline the key service provider challenges, deployment considerations, next-gen Gigabit technologies, and service models to win market share in the rapidly growing MDU market.
The MDU market continues to face fierce competition among service providers due to tech-savvy residents (i.e., millennials), demand from building owners and management companies, plus the favorable economics of bulk contracts. However, no MDUs are the same, so service providers must use multiple technologies and inconsistent deployment models, increasing operational complexity and rollout costs.
The MDU market itself is evolving as residents adopt smart-home technologies, generating rising demand for smart apartments with built-in connected thermostats, keyless entryways and doors, and video doorbells. This evolution presents both new challenges and opportunities. In other words, service providers must consider innovative service-delivery strategies to compete and win.
In this Broadband World News and ADTRAN webinar, Kurt Raaflaub, Head of Strategic Solutions Marketing, will highlight emerging MDU broadband Internet trends and challenges. In addition, Kurt will outline the next-generation service creation and delivery platform, built on open standards, that allows service providers to connect millions of underserved MDUs, enables creation of user-driven services, and reduces operational complexity and costs.
Plus, special guest, Alice Lawson, Broadband and Cable Program Manager for the City of Seattle, will discuss Seattle’s B4B-Build For Broadband initiative that addresses best practices in planning for MDU telecommunication infrastructure.