Windstream announced the completion of a broadband upgrade in Iowa for parts of south Poweshiek and north Mahaska counties served by the company's cable TV network. About 1,700 homes in Montezuma, Deep River and Barnes City now have access to 300 Mbps Kinetic Internet service.
The upgrade involved an investment of roughly $75,000.
"Windstream is proud to raise the maximum Internet speeds available in Montezuma, Barnes City and Deep River, and what we've seen is homes that subscribe to higher Kinetic bandwidth fill it out with new technologies like video doorbells for security, smart lighting that can cut electric bills and virtual reality headsets for gaming experiences that are workouts, too," said Brad Hedrick, president of Windstream operations in Iowa.
There are more than 550 Windstream employees in Iowa.
"Windstream is deploying a variety of improvements in Iowa, from fixed wireless connections and fiber trunklines to software enhancements, to meet our rural customer base where they live," Hedrick said.