In October, we announced plans to expand our fiber transport network – leveraging Infinera’s DTN-X platform – throughout the western U.S., adding new routes and connecting major markets across the country. This coast-to-coast expansion transforms Windstream into a nationwide provider of high bandwidth transport services, one that we hope will be at the top of the list for our wholesale customers – including other carriers, content and cloud providers, cable and other network operators, or international carriers – seeking national Wave or Carrier Ethernet services.
The first phase of the project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2016 and adds four major markets to our 100G long-haul network: Salt Lake City, Reno, Las Vegas, and the Silicon Valley/San Francisco Bay Area. Standard pricing for these routes is now available in the CPT. For more information, reach out to your Windstream Wholesale account rep or click here to request more information.
Plans for Phase 2 of the project – scheduled to be complete by the end of 2017 – include new 100G routes that extend from the Bay Area to Los Angeles; Los Angeles to Phoenix; and Phoenix to El Paso.
Upon completion, the new routes will add approximately 4,800 route miles to our fiber network, which currently spans more than 125,000 miles and is the sixth largest in the nation. This expansion will also offer wholesale and enterprise customers access to over 1,200 10G Points of Presence (PoPs) in 800 cities and more than four hundred 100G PoPs in many premier carrier hotels and data centers across the United States. (Check out our interactive map to view the routes.)