Windstream is available in 20 states, and its most substantial coverage is in the Midwest and along the East Coast. Windstream offers customers a variety of products and services, including internet, home security, internet security, and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
Windstream utilizes hybrid fiber-DSL connections, allowing for internet speeds many times faster than in years past. This hybrid fiber-DSL internet service, called Kinetic by Windstream, is Windstream’s most popular internet service, and it reaches 9 million people, making Windstream the fifth-largest provider of DSL in the nation.
Windstream’s newer Kinetic Fiber service also provides fiber-optic internet to up to 3.3 million people. As an emerging fiber internet provider, Windstream is the ninth-largest fiber internet provider in the U.S. by overall coverage area.
Windstream Internet Services
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Kinetic by Windstream is Windstream’s most popular service, as it has the fastest speeds of all of Windstream’s internet plans. Windstream’s internet service ranges between speeds up to 100 Mbps and 2 Gbps.
Because Windstream is one of the top internet providers for rural residents, most customers have access only to Windstream’s fixed wireless, cable, and DSL internet. However, Windstream is building a substantial fiber-optic footprint across the U.S., raising both its speeds and notoriety.
|Plan name||Download speed||Starting price||Data cap|
|Windstream Fiber||Up to 2 Gbps||$39.99 per month||Unlimited data|
|Windstream Cable||Up to 400 Mbps||$39.99 per month||Unlimited data|
|Windstream DSL||Up to 100 Mbps||$39.99 per month||Unlimited data|
|Windstream Fixed Wireless||Up to 100 Mbps||$39.99 per month||Unlimited data|
Regardless of the connection type you choose, Windstream offers unlimited data and free installation on all of its internet plans. It is also not uncommon for Windstream to throw in gift cards and other perks with its internet offerings. Visit our Windstream internet deals and promotions page to see which plans and promotions are available near you.
Windstream Internet Speeds
Windstream’s internet speeds vary based on the connection type. While initially utilizing DSL, Windstream has poured a lot of money into expanding its hybrid fiber-DSL connection, which has become the primary means of delivery. Windstream’s DSL service offers up to 100 Mbps, while Kinetic Fiber internet offers download speeds up to 2 Gbps. Most Windstream subscribers have adequate internet speeds, but some people report Windstream’s speeds are slower than advertised.