Kinetic by Windstream, a long-trusted community partner for high-speed internet, announced two new projects to bring gigabit speeds through broadband expansion in Greene County, Pennsylvania.
Through a partnership with the county, Kinetic built fiber to 7,300 homes in Bobtown, Carmichaels, Greensboro, Jefferson, Mount Morris and Waynesburg. Most of these customers previously had access to less than 25 Mbps speeds. Gigabit speed will mean no slowdowns or buffering when accessing the internet for work from home, virtual school or streaming entertainment.
“Public-private partnerships allow for creative solutions to bring faster internet speeds that are critical to families in Pennsylvania,” said Susan Schraibman, president of state operations for Kinetic. “We are committed to keeping communities we serve connected to what’s important.”
The project is made possible by use of CARES Act funding awarded through Greene County Commissioners coupled with capital from Kinetic.
“Greene County Commissioners continue to look for funding and partnership opportunities to ensure the efficient, effective and most affordable build-out of industry standard broadband infrastructure focused on unserved and underserved residents, businesses and industries,” said Commissioner Betsy McClure. “Continued broadband deployment also provides the opportunity to live in Greene County and work elsewhere via telecommuting.”
Additional upgrades are underway for a project to bring increased speeds to more than 1,000 customers in Brave, Graysville, Rogersville and Waynesburg.
Windstream Holdings is a privately held communications and software company. Windstream offers managed communications services, including SD-WAN and UCaaS, and high-capacity bandwidth and transport services to businesses across the U.S. The company also provides premium broadband, entertainment and security services through an enhanced fiber network and 5G fixed wireless service to consumers and small and midsize businesses primarily in rural areas in 18 states.