Windstream Wholesale and the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) have signed a Network Transport Agreement which gives NCTC members preferential rates and conditions for Windstream transport connections.
Under the terms of the three-year agreement, which took effect on May 15, the more than 750 broadband and pay-per-view NCTC members will be able to obtain point-to-point wave services at “competitive” prices for the network. building their network, upgrading facilities or extending Windstream’s service area.
âSince launching our Broadband Solutions program in late 2019, the NCTC has saved its members approximately $ 1 million,â Jared Baumann, NCTC vice president of broadband solutions, said in a statement. âWe continue to work on developing relationships with other network providers who are ready to offer our member operators competitive rates and terms on IP transit and transport services. This invaluable partnership with Windstream offers our members very competitive rates for Internet exchanges allowing even more member companies to benefit from our current IP transit agreements. “
Windstream and Zayo are currently NCTC’s transport partners, but it is also exploring other partnerships, according to an NCTC spokesperson. In December, the NCTC, which was founded in 1984, announced that it was offering IP transit services from Zayo and Cogent Communications to its members.
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When first quarter results were called in May, Windstream’s wholesale services revenue was $ 85 million, up from $ 93 million in the same period a year ago.
Windstream is targeting the end of August to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which was filed early last year, once it obtains regulatory approvals. The court will hold a hearing on Wednesday to confirm Windstream’s reorganization plan.