Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN) has launched its fiber-based Kinetic video service in 13 North Carolina communities, covering more than 50,000 residents. The service is now available across Albemarle, Badin, China Grove, Concord, Harrisburg, Hemby Bridge, Indian Trail, Kannapolis, Matthews, Mooresville, Mt. Pleasant, New London and Oakboro. The company applied for a cable TV video franchise in North Carolina in August.
"Our ability to offer customers new services and technologies that best meet their needs continues to be our top priority," said Sarah Day, president of consumer and small business for Windstream. "Earlier this year we announced 1 Gig service to North Carolina residents. The launch of Kinetic marks an important next step in our continued commitment to providing North Carolina residents with access to high-quality TV and Internet experiences."
Kinetic is powered by the Ericsson Mediaroom platform. Features include HD video, whole-home DVR, wireless set-top box for additional TVs, VOD and Kinetic on the Go multiscreen service. Windstream's Kinetic Preferred Bundle plus 1 Gbps Internet is $99.99 per month for the first year.
North Carolina is the fourth Kinetic market following successful launches in Lincoln, NE; Lexington, KY, and Sugar Land, TX.