Name of Rural Development Program: Broadband Initiatives Program
Project Name: Windstream Missouri, Inc.
Applicant Name: Windstream Corporation
Project Location: Southern Missouri
Benefits: Last Mile Broadband Infrastructure
Number of Jobs: 229 Created or Retained
Project Tracking and Transparency
- Windstream 1st Quarter 2014 MoBroadbandNow Project Tracking
- Windstream 4th Quarter 2012 MoBroadbandNow Project Tracking
- Loan $ 0
- Grant $ 10,328,319
- Total $ 10,328,319
Background and Historical Data
Windstream provides digital phone, high-speed Internet and high-definition video and entertainment services to residential and business customers. In many of the rural areas Windstream serves, the cost of broadband deployment is prohibitive. The proposed project will allow Windstream to extend its broadband network to provide broadband to many currently unserved homes and businesses. Windstream will extend broadband service using the same architecture, equipment vendors, technologies, processes, and procedures that it uses to provide broadband service to over 1 million current customers. Windstream proposes to use industry standard ADSL2+ (Asynchronous Digital Subscriber Line) protocols that will allow customers to enjoy broadband at speeds of up to 12 Mpbs. The project will bring broadband to 4,350 homes and 201 businesses that otherwise may never enjoy the benefits of broadband.