Windstream applies to bring fiber-backed TV to China Grove, Kannapolis

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 26, 2016

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Windstream is bringing fiber-backed television service to a few Rowan County residential communities.

Windstream, a company that provides advanced network communications, applied for a cable television franchise agreement with the North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State to bring its Kinetic television service to 13 North Carolina communities, including China Grove and Kannapolis. The company also plans to bring service into Concord, Harrisburg, Matthews, Mooresville and Albemarle.

“The bid is part of Windstream’s ongoing effort to introduce faster Internet speeds and new technologies to customers,” the company stated in a press release.

Kinetic TV service could be available to more than 50,000 homes.

The service uses a 100 percent fiber-backed network and is powered by the Ericsson Mediaroom platform.

Features of the service include high definition television at no additional cost, free home DVR, video on-demand, instant channel change and on-the-go service for computers, tablets, laptops or smartphones.

Kinetic has also been launched in Nebraska, Kentucky and Texas. The launch in North Carolina would make it the fourth state to receive the services.

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