Windstream extends 500G optical network to Miami

Windstream is advancing its 500G network push, announcing that it has extended the long-haul core network into Miami to fulfill greater demands from its cloud and content provider customers.

Similar to the other recent route it built connecting Denver to Chicago and Dallas, Windstream Carrier Solutions' Miami route will complement the 100G connectivity it currently provides in Jacksonville.

Leveraging Infinera's DTN-X platform, carrier and content owner customers in Miami can order 1G, 10G, 40G or 100G wave transport connectivity. It also offers 10G wavelength services more than 60 Point-of-Presence (POP) locations throughout Florida, including nearly 40 in the greater Miami metropolitan area. 

Making the 500 DWDM Express Network available to its Miami customers is part of a broader initiative the service provider is taking to enhance its long-haul optical network. It plans to provide wavelength services from 1G to 100G over 121,000 miles of fiber and 100G service in 44 markets.

In tandem with expanding the availability of the optical services, it is offering improvements to the ordering and pricing constructions. Customers will be able to get standardized 10G pricing throughout its regional and metro fiber networks in 33 states via its Carrier Portal, while qualifying orders will get a turn up time of 25 calendar days.

The ongoing expansion of the 500G routes ties in with the reorganization of the Carrier Solutions business unit to focus on selling services to specific market segments.

For more:
- see the release

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