LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Sept. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Windstream Enterprise (WE), a leading provider of advanced network communications, announced today that fixed wireless service is now available in more than 50 markets with a service area covering over 350,000 pre-qualified enterprise businesses following the successful launch of a fixed wireless core site in Houston, Texas.

“Fixed wireless delivers secure connectivity and network diversity that virtually eliminates downtime which is a pressing concern for businesses,” said John Nishimoto, vice president of product management at Windstream Enterprise. “We are seeing increasing demand for diversity solutions like fixed wireless particularly with governmental, public and healthcare entities responsible for the health and safety of its citizens as well.”

Fixed wireless complements and operates in parallel to Windstream’s robust 150,000-mile core fiber footprint to deliver a guaranteed bit rate over a path-diverse wireless connection and faster connection speeds than copper—from 1.5 Mbps up to 5 Gbps. With service delivery times in under 45 days, customers can be up and running in half the time of terrestrial access options. For entities seeking other solutions that can benefit their operations, the solution fully supports all SD-WAN, IP voice, Internet, MPLS and point-to-point services, as well as business continuity plans via a combination of fiber optic and fixed wireless connectivity.

In addition to Fixed Wireless, Windstream Enterprise offers its proprietary OfficeSuite UC®, SD-WAN Concierge™, industry-leading Wi-Fi and contact center services. It also offers a range of complementary network and communications solutions including professional services, integrated network security, and access, transport and business continuity solutions including Cloud Connect, Wavelength Services with Optical Encryption, and Ethernet that are collectively designed to help businesses increase productivity, improve ROI and win. More at windstreamenterprise.com.

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Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIN), a FORTUNE 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions. Windstream provides data networking, core transport, security, unified communications and managed services to mid-market, enterprise and wholesale customers across the U.S. The company also offers broadband, entertainment and security services for consumers and small and medium-sized businesses primarily in rural areas in 18 states. Services are delivered over multiple network platforms including a nationwide IP network, our proprietary cloud core architecture and on a local and long-haul fiber network spanning approximately 150,000 miles. Additional information is available at windstream.com or windstreamenterprise.com. Please visit our newsroom at news.windstream.com or follow us on Twitter @Windstream or @WindstreamBiz.

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