Windstream Wholesale and Infinera have unveiled plans to add over 1,000 miles to the telco’s ultra-long-haul fibre network using the vendor’s FlexILS line system. Windstream says that the route from Salt Lake City to Portland and Seattle will provide diverse, low-latency connectivity to markets in the Pacific Northwest. Further, as part of an ongoing programme to enhance its long-haul network, the telco has increased the capacity of several major routes to 48Tbps.
Windstream currently presides over a local and long-haul fibre network spanning approximately 150,000 miles. As well as providing data networking, core transport, and unified communications services to mid-market, enterprise and wholesale customers across the US, the telco also serves consumers and SMEs primarily in rural areas in 18 states.