Windstream to provide GigE fiber to Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field

Windstream will provide high-speed, point-to-point fiber connections to Lambeau Field and the Packers’ business offices. Image: Flickr / Jeramey Jannene(Jeramey Jannene / Flickr)

Windstream has won a contract by the NFL’s Green Bay Packers to provide Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) fiber services to the Green Bay Packers, advancing the carrier's presence with NFL teams.  

The service provider will equip the Packers’ Lambeau Field and the franchise’s business and telemarketing offices in Green Bay with GigE fiber access to support a host of IP voice, data and network diversity solutions.

By providing a fiber connection to Lambeau Field, Windstream says it can ensure the Packers’ coaches, players, front-office executives and fans have access to high-speed internet connectivity every day, including game days.

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Windstream is also providing high-speed, point-to-point fiber connections to the Packers’ business offices located several miles from the stadium.

The service provider has been upping its presence with NFL teams. Previously, Windstream won a similar deal with the Atlanta Falcons.

The Falcons chose Windstream to deliver customized cloud and networking solutions that allow the franchise to migrate its critical data from onsite infrastructure to a secure remote solution while increasing the speed and security of its data networks.

Such wins with major NFL teams in areas where Windstream has on-net fiber facilities signals that its facilities-based expansion is paying off.

At the same time, Windstream has established a well-known anchor tenant that’s using its fiber network. Since the service provider’s build to the Green Bay Packers likely passes by other area businesses, Windstream could extend the facilities to those businesses that want fiber-based services.