Windstream Extends 911, Broadband Coverage in Nebraska

Windstream activated a new network path to provide additional reliability and protection against outages potentially impacting emergency 911 – and other Windstream broadband – services. This link will specifically operate between Lincoln and Dallas, and specifically cover a large portion of Nebraska.

With its activation, Windstream now operates three separate network traffic paths to/from Nebraska: connections to Dallas, Denver and Chicago. In the event of disruption or outage due to a fiber cut or degradation, the third path extends the capacity to cover all of Windstream’s Nebraska network traffic.

“Activating a third network path into and out of Nebraska means enhanced protection for the services Nebraskans rely on, especially 911, internet access and long-distance calling,” said operations president in Nebraska, Windstream, Brad Hedrick. “This network enhancement provides heightened confidence to all of Windstream’s customers in Nebraska – whether they are consumers, small businesses, large enterprises, other carriers or high-bandwidth content providers.”

With regard specifically to 911, the path establishes a third connection for network links to deliver calls to Nebraska’s statewide next-gen 911 network, which operates independently of Windstream.

“Establishing ‘triversity’ in Nebraska reflects Windstream’s commitment to providing a robust network experience along with exceptional customer service,” added Hedrick. “Our network is stronger today, and our customers are the beneficiaries. I want to thank Governor Pillen and the Public Service Commission for their focus on bolstering public safety infrastructure.”

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