Windstream Wholesale announced this week an agreement for the largest single capacity sale in the company’s history. They have done a deal with a hyperscaler that totals some 5.7Tbps.
The unnamed hyperscale customer will be using wavelengths from Windstream to hook up secondary and tertiary markets for exactly what you’d think they would: interconnecting key data centers around the US. Windstream has invested substantial effort in an expansion of its transport network all the way west to the Pacific, complementing the company’s existing presence east of the Rockies and enabling the company to better service such national accounts. They haven’t yet extended that fiber reach up to the Pacific Northwest, but they do already have some metro assets in Seattle and Portland to land on when they get around to that last piece of the puzzle.
While the Windstream parent remains embroiled in restructuring following the Aurelius decision earlier this year, it’s good to see some some strong results for the wholesale division’s efforts to expand the company’s infrastructure base. Negotiations with Uniti Group and creditors over the two companies’ lease relationship stalled in November.
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