Windstream ups business service presence in GA, data center capabilities in NC

Windstream's (Nasdaq: WIN) latest move to expand its business service presence in Columbus, Ga., and a further expansion of its data center services in Raleigh, N.C., illustrates the ILEC's ongoing drive to enhance its standing as a credible threat in the business services market.

In Columbus, Windstream will extend its portfolio of voice and data services, including its Ethernet-based Internet, VoIP, MPLS, managed services and data centers, to local businesses. Area businesses in Columbus will be able to also bundle various services to gain savings on both data and phone services.

Windstream is already offering services to business customers in other locations in Georgia including Atlanta, Buena Vista, Manchester, Perry, Milledgeville, Dawson, Moultrie and Thomasville.

The provider is being no less aggressive in Raleigh, N.C., an area where it is going to expand data center operations by 50 percent to 32,000 square feet. Coupled with its recent move to open a new data center in the region, this latest expansion effort will enable Windstream to add 365 new customer cabinets to support hosting and managed hosting services.

Set to be completed by the end of Q3 2011, Windstream established a presence in the Raleigh market last November when it acquired Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions and data center operator Hosted Solutions.

For more:
- see Windstream's Columbus, Ga. announcement
- the Triangle Business Journal has this article on the Raleigh expansion

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