LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Kinetic by Windstream, a long-trusted community partner for communications services, added a net total of 60,000 new broadband customers in 2020, meeting its goal for expanding the customer base. Kinetic also extended its gigabit services and now reaches 589,000 locations across its footprint.
While the job of Kinetic has always been to deliver communications services, the mission of connecting families and businesses while supporting communities took on added relevance in 2020. Kinetic launched a partnership with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and donated $100,000 to support for finding a cure for childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
Additionally, Kinetic led initiatives across the 18-state footprint to meet community needs:
Partnered with the Downtown Lexington Management District and Downtown Lexington Partnership to help Kentucky businesses struggling with COVID-19 expenses.
Launched Black Business Support Fund to increase the number and stability of black-owned businesses in the service footprint.
Retail locations partnered with local community nonprofits to support our neighbors during the holidays.
Even during a global pandemic which changed the way most of America worked, learned and socialized, Kinetic met important milestones:
Announced creative partnerships to bring fiber internet service to the most rural customers.
Enabled more than 50,000 fiber locations in Nebraska.
Expanded cable gig service to 70,000 residents of Georgia.
But supply chain constraints won't impair company's long-term biz model and margin targets as DZS fields an influx of RFPs for fiber, mobile transport and network orchestration products, CEO Charlie Vogt says.
Today’s access network architecture is under mounting pressure due to a continued surge in the number of connected devices, a proliferation of bandwidth-intensive customer applications and dramatic shifts in usage patterns related to the pandemic, such as work-from-home and e-learning.
Learn why now is the right time for cable operators to build greenfield networks or expand their existing networks with 10G PON, arming customers with high-speed symmetrical broadband. Gain a clear understanding of the drivers impacting the access network and the various approaches being considered to deliver higher speed services. Plus, find out the best practices that operators are employing as they leverage the latest in passive optical technology to future-proof their networks.
Topics to be covered include:
Node + 0 (Fiber Deep)
DOCSIS 3.1, DOCSIS 4.0 (FDX/ESD)
FTTP and 10G PON
Provisioning 10G PON within a DOCSIS B/OSS environment