Windstream and Colquitt EMC Partner to Expand Kinetic Broadband Access in Georgia

  • Windstream Communications

LITTLE ROCK, AR — Windstream and Colquitt Electric Membership Corp. announced a joint effort to expand the coverage area of Windstream’s fiber broadband service to members of the electric cooperative.

Under the terms of the agreement, Windstream and Colquitt EMC will share responsibility for expanding the Kinetic fiber optic broadband network that will reach some of Georgia’s most rural areas over the next several years. As the network is expanded, Colquitt EMC members will have access to Windstream’s premium Kinetic broadband service with internet speeds up to 1 Gig.

Gov. Brian Kemp applauded the partnership. “Now, more than ever, our rural communities need access to reliable broadband service,” said Governor Kemp. “Windstream and Colquitt Electrical Membership Corporation are working together to make sure that our education and business communities never need to look beyond south Georgia to make sure that they have the technology resources they need.”

“Once state law allowed EMC’s to engage in the broadband effort, Colquitt EMC recognized that a partnership is the best strategy,” said Danny Nicholls, general manager of Colquitt EMC. “We have enjoyed a positive working relationship with Windstream. Through our discussions, we have found a common goal, and we look forward to impacting our members and Windstream customers.”

Windstream and Colquitt EMC will now begin joint planning sessions for the broadband network expansion.



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