Windstream Wholesale Adds Pacific Northwest Route

Windstream Wholesale, a provider of advanced network communications, and Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) has announced that Windstream will add over 1,000 miles to its Next Gen flexible ultra-long-haul fiber network using Infinera´s FlexILS line system, the company said.

The route from Salt Lake City to Portland and Seattle will provide diverse, low-latency connectivity to markets in the Pacific Northwest.

Windstream also announced that, as part of an ongoing program to enhance its long-haul network, it has increased the capacity of several major routes to 48 terabits per second.

The overlay is powered by Infinera´s FlexILS line system. The flexible grid-compliant open optical line system features C+L-band support and colorless-directionless-contentionless (CDC) ROADM.

Windstream Holdings provides data networking, core transport, security, unified communications, and managed services to mid-market, enterprise, and wholesale customers across the US. The company also offers broadband, entertainment, and security services for consumers and small and medium-sized businesses primarily in rural areas in 18 states. Additional information is available at

Infinera is a global supplier of innovative networking solutions that enable carriers, cloud operators, governments, and enterprises to scale network bandwidth, accelerate service innovation, and automate network operations. To learn more about Infinera, visit