Kinetic’s New 8-Gigabit Fiber Network Ignites Internet for Underserved Customers

Kinetic’s new 8-gigabit fiber network gives customers in underserved communities some of the nation’s fastest internet speeds, the company said.

Kinetic’s popular 8-gig network, now available to some 400,000 largely rural households, offers the fastest speeds among major internet service providers in Kinetic’s 18-state service area, said Clay Fisher, Kinetic chief marketing officer.

“The performance on this fiber network is astonishing,” Fisher said. “You can send and receive large files instantly and enjoy gig speeds on unlimited smart devices at once. Gamers can gain a competitive advantage with virtually lag-free gaming. And everyone can stream and share content at the same time. Your speeds stay high, no matter how many devices are online.”

Customers who upgrade to Kinetic’s 8-gig fiber internet can download and upload at the same speed at up to 8,000 megabits a second. Most cable internet plans don’t offer the same download and upload speeds.

The median U.S. download speed is about 200 megabits a second and the median upload speed is about 80 megabits a second, the global index of Ookla’s Speedtest indicates.

“This means Kinetic 8-gig downloads are 40 times faster than the U.S. average and uploads are 100 times faster, with virtually no lag or interruptions,” Fisher said.

The secure 8-gig fiber network’s reliability is 99%, Fisher added.

“That’s an awesome percentage, but we’re still working to improve it,” he said.

Kinetic’s 8-gig network uses high-efficiency Wi-Fi 6E equipment, the latest and fastest in Wi-Fi technology, from Zyxel Communications. Customers also get access to an app letting them easily manage their home network. This includes pausing web access and sharing Wi-Fi with guests.

Kinetic also now increases Wi-Fi coverage throughout the home with its Whole Home Wi-Fi Set Up, a service that creates a seamless, powerful Wi-Fi network tested and verified by Kinetic technicians to reach every room.

“With our smart Whole Home Wi-Fi Set Up service, you get wall-to-wall coverage that we stand behind,” Fisher said. “We verify and authenticate that customers’ Wi-Fi speeds everywhere in the home are optimized, dead spots are eliminated and connected devices operate with the greatest speed and efficiency.”

Expanding its multi-gig service is a key part of Kinetic’s $2 billion, multiyear capital investment to provide fiber broadband across its service area in 18 states. The company also partners with cities, counties and other groups to drive fiber deeper into the network faster.

Click to learn more about Kinetic’s 8-gig service and other Kinetic high-speed internet offerings. Click to learn more about Kinetic’s Whole Home Wi-Fi Set Up service.

About Kinetic

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 Follow us on Twitter at @GoKineticHome.

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