MATTHEWS, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kinetic announced plans today for a multi-year initiative to bring fiber internet to 18,000 locations in Matthews. Currently, 6,500 locations, or 15 percent, of the market is fiber eligible. This significant fiber expansion in Matthews will power broadband, voice, productivity and entertainment services with unparalleled speed and reliability.
This investment gives residents and businesses in the area access to fast, reliable fiber to navigate the internet safely from home with no lag times while they work, school or stream entertainment services. Businesses ranging from small shops to large enterprises can take advantage of the fiber-backed network to deploy solutions that make their companies more efficient and profitable such as OfficeSuite UC® and SD-WAN.
"Our residents want more access to high-speed fiber Internet, so we are excited to welcome Kinetic's expansion in Matthews," said Mayor John Higdon. "Reliable internet access is essential, and I'm glad more of Matthews' businesses and residents will soon be able to rely on Kinetic's high-speed connections."
Engineering for the project is ongoing and Kinetic is staffing up construction crews to begin the work later this year. Residents of Matthews will see crews working on fiber roll out in their areas in the coming months.
“Kinetic is a proud partner to the city and residents of Matthews and we are dedicated to delivering fast broadband speed, at competitive rates with unmatched service,” said Jeff Small, president of Kinetic. “As this fiber is delivered, Matthews more than ever will be able count on Kinetic for fast and reliable connections.”
Kinetic is embarking on a $2 billion, multi-year construction initiative to dramatically expand gigabit internet service deploying fiber across its 18-state footprint. The company is proud to name the Matthews community as a premium market in North Carolina for this investment.
To support the company’s multi-year, multi-billion dollar investment program, the company recently announced it will add nearly 1,000 jobs in a newly-created internal engineering and fiber construction organization.
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Kinetic by Windstream is a business unit of Windstream Holdings, a privately held communications and software company. Kinetic provides premium broadband, entertainment and security services through an enhanced fiber network to consumers and businesses primarily in rural areas in 18 states. The company also offers managed communications services, including SD-WAN and UCaaS, and high-capacity bandwidth and transport services to businesses across the U.S. Additional information is available at GoKinetic.com. Follow us on Twitter at @GoKineticHome.