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MAY 2019

Summer 2019 includes NANOG 76 and ITW
Do you pull up the summer show dates for NANOG and ITW before planning your summer vacation? We do. With June just around the corner, be sure to lock-in a prime meeting time with your Windstream Wholesale account team.

+   NANOG 76: June 10-12 in Washington, DC. Windstream Wholesale is a Beer ‘N Gear sponsor, which means you can count on us for cool swag and great prize raffles during the extravaganza on June 11.
+   ITW: June 23-26 in Atlanta, GA. Windstream Wholesale is a Gold sponsor, providing conference attendees (and their tired legs) rides throughout the show. HINT: Look for us on every floor.

If you’re not attending either show, you can still connect with your Windstream Wholesale account team to learn about active routes, new routes or to add a custom route.
Enhanced carrier Ethernet delivery
Windstream’s Ethernet portfolio is being expanded to support the launch of 100 GbE services in combination with improved network capabilities for 10 GbE aggregation, using Ciena’s 5170 Service Aggregation Platform to support optimal density and extensive range.

“We’re pleased to be working with Ciena to address customers’ increasing need for high-bandwidth services with improved performance,” said Buddy Bayer, chief network officer for Windstream.

  Read the full press release
WW network spotlight: The valley of the sun

Did you know?

With about 300 days of bright sunlight annually, Phoenix, AZ, receives the most sunshine of any major city on Earth and is the fifth largest city in the U.S. with a population of over 1.6 million.

Phoenix is one of the largest data center markets in the world and an instrumental component of our West Coast expansion, particularly our 1,700-mile fiber route connecting Los Angeles to Dallas (via Phoenix). This route offers diversity in and out of Phoenix with routes facing to the north, west and east.

Further, this route provides connectivity into the MDC data center in El Paso, TX, which is a strategic border crossing for network services destined across the border into Mexico.

Key Phoenix data centers
+   Digital Realty (120 E. Van Buren St.): Arguably “the” carrier hotel within the Phoenix market with 280,000 sq. ft. of data center space and 20+ carriers collocated within the building
+   Iron Mountain (615 N 48th St.): Formerly the IO data center with 400,000 sq. ft. of space and 20+ carriers with a presence
+   Phoenix NAP (3402 E University Dr.): Mixed use of network operators and enterprise customers

Check out our interactive map, which allows you to navigate at your command. Windstream Wholesale can build custom routes to meet your unique goals and specifications.