Windstream has been adding to its metro infrastructure this year, and we've been learning about it city by city. The company has kicked off September by talking about its expansion plans down in Atlanta.
Windstream will be adding additional network (both via fiber and fixed wireless) in the Downtown, Midtown, Buckhead/Lenox Square, Alpharetta, and Roswell sections of Atlanta. They already have a fairly extensive network in Atlanta, but the additional reach will give them more reach into the enterprise market throughout the metro area. One customer mentioned in particular was Shaw Industries Group, which specializes in flooring supplies.
Two weeks ago, Windstream was talking about Chicago, and a couple months earlier it was Richmond. Other metro areas on the list include Charlotte, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, and Cleveland. Each of those of course lies outside the company's ILEC footprint, as they continue to pivot further from those roots.