Windstream Wholesale Establishes Presence in Digital Realty’s Atlanta Facility

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Network communications provider Windstream Wholesale has established a Network Hub presence in Digital Realty’s data center at 250 Williams St. in Atlanta, one of the largest multi-tenant locations in the Southeast of the US. This expansion was driven by a Tier 1 content provider requiring a multi-location solution between Digital Realty’s Atlanta data center site and Digital Realty’s data center campus in Richardson, Texas.

Windstream Wholesale will offer fully diverse wavelength solutions at speeds up to 400G to the companies operating at Digital Realty’s portfolio of data centers in Atlanta. Windstream will also provide access to its full suite of Ethernet and Internet services.

This announcement builds on Windstream’s recent deployment in Digital Realty’s Digital Dallas campus in Richardson, Texas, which also offers direct connectivity options to Digital Realty’s 2323 Bryan St. hub location in the downtown Dallas area.

“As Windstream continues to expand its reach to better serve its customers, we’re excited to partner with them as they deploy with us in Atlanta – an important hub for connectivity and Internet exchange in the region,” said Tony Bishop, senior vice president of growth, platform and marketing at Digital Realty. “This represents Windstream’s sixth Network Hub deployment on PlatformDIGITAL in the U.S. and marks another step in our work with them to implement a data-centric architecture that supports the performance needed for customers to overcome data gravity challenges and scale digital business at key centers of data exchange.”

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“This represents Windstream’s sixth Network Hub deployment on PlatformDIGITAL in the U.S. and marks another step in our work with them to implement a data-centric architecture that supports the performance needed for customers,” said Tony Bishop, senior vice president of growth, platform and marketing at Digital Realty.

By deploying a Network Hub on Digital Realty’s PlatformDIGITAL in Atlanta, Windstream will provide its customers access to a broad connected community of partners that have already deployed within the Digital Realty facility. With this deployment, Windstream would be well-positioned as a viable partner to serve other connectivity needs of the connected community as they need to reach other Digital Realty locations or enterprise customers beyond the facility.

“As one of the top connectivity hubs and Internet exchanges in the Southeast, Digital Realty’s Atlanta location provides customers with access to carrier and cloud-dense environments,” said Joe Scattareggia, executive vice president for Windstream Wholesale.

“This launch is another step in Windstream Wholesale’s ongoing initiative to meet our customers’ rapidly growing need for diverse, high-capacity, low-latency bandwidth at key data centers nationwide.”

Windstream offers managed communications services, including SD-WAN and UCaaS, and high-capacity bandwidth and transport services to businesses across the United States. Windstream also provides broadband, entertainment and security services through an enhanced fiber network and 5G fixed wireless service to consumers and small and midsize businesses primarily in rural areas in 18 U.S. states.