Windstream Network Usage Climbs Due to Pandemic

Windstream, a provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions, has announced that its network continues to perform well even as usage has increased significantly as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the company said.

The company has seen an approximately 50 percent increase in voice traffic and an approximately 30 percent increase in data traffic since mid-March. These increases are well within the company´s defined network operational tolerances.

Windstream uses a highly resilient network architecture to provide reliable services to customers. Services are delivered over multiple platforms, including a nationwide IP network, proprietary cloud core architecture and a local and long-haul fiber network spanning approximately 150,000 route miles.

As many companies across the US have shifted to remote workforces, Windstream Enterprise´s OfficeSuite UC® product has been instrumental in keeping businesses working. Both HD Meeting® minutes and participants have increased sharply, but overall OfficeSuite network traffic is running at approximately 50 percent of capacity.

The company also has established a dedicated team to accelerate the delivery of critical services and install additional network capacity for businesses and wholesale customers experiencing spikes in demand.

Windstream Holdings provides data networking, core transport, security, unified communications and managed services to mid-market, enterprise and wholesale customers across the US. Additional information is available at or