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Windstream's Most Popular Service Plans

Windstream's plans vary by region, so be sure to verify pricing and plan terms with them before ordering service as all plans or promotions may not be available in all areas or to all customers and can expire at any time.

Kinetic Internet 25

Speeds Up To: 25 Mbps
Starting at: $27.00/mo
Unlimited data with no caps
No Contract
Perfect for one to two users, perfect for social media and gaming

Kinetic Internet 50

Speeds Up To: 50 Mbps
Starting at: $37.00/mo
Unlimited data with no caps
No Contract
Able to support up to 5 devices at once, stream without interruption

Kinetic Internet 1000

Speeds Up To: 1 Gbps
Starting at: $67.00/mo
Unlimited data with no caps
No Contract
Kinetic Internet at its finest, use the internet with a nearly instantaneous connection

Pros & Cons of Windstream

Windstream Pros
  • 6th largest DSL provider in the nation
  • Windstream offers DSL, copper, fixed wireless, fiber, and cable internet access
  • Unlimited data caps
Windstream Cons
  • Generally has slower speeds than other ISPs
  • Has installation fee for technician installs
  • Equipment rental costs

Summary of All Internet Plans for Windstream

NamePromotionPriceSpeedData Cap
Kinetic Internet 25-$27.0025 Mbps-
Kinetic Internet 50-$37.0050 Mbps-
Kinetic Internet 400-$47.00400 Mbps-
Kinetic Internet 500-$57.00500 Mbps-
Kinetic Internet 1000-$67.001 Gbps-
Windstream's plans vary by region, so be sure to verify pricing and plan terms with them before ordering service as all plans or promotions may not be available in all areas or to all customers and can expire at any time.

Windstream Internet Service

Started in 2000 as Valor Communications Group, Windstream Communications is an internet service provider that focuses on delivering fast, reliable connections. The company eventually became Windstream after Valor Communications merged with a portion of Alltel, taking over its landline business. Since then, Windstream has almost continuously expanded, taking on an acquisition of some sort almost every year. Now, Windstream is in almost every state of the contiguous United States and is the seventh-largest provider of fiber internet. As they lay more fiber-optic lines, this should increase their standing, bringing more and more people under the Windstream umbrella.

Windstream has a wide array of ways they provide its customers with the internet. Currently using a mix of fiber, DSL, and fixed wireless, this has allowed Windstream to reach into pockets of the United States that it would normally not have access to. Windstream has carved out an interesting position for themselves. Focusing on more rural areas, a part of the country other internet service providers tend to avoid, they are able to provide the internet to areas of the country other companies choose to ignore. Most of their lines are currently operating off of DSL lines though they are working hard to change that. Even when using DSL lines however, Windstream internet is able to operate off of these lines, that were originally built for telephone use, without interrupting telephone voice signal and at faster speeds than dial-up.

Starting in February of 2019, Windstream rolled out Kinetic, investing a great deal in line upgrades and updating many of their lines to a fiber connection. This is great for its customers as it makes speeds that were normally unattainable available to areas that have never experienced fiber. With approximately 125,000 miles of fiber-optic cable laid, they already cover a significant portion of the nation. Fiber is able to provide some of the fastest speeds in the nation and Windstream’s fiber offerings are able to compete with the best available on the market. As the demand for fiber increases, it can only be expected that Windstream will continue to upgrade and update its lines to meet this growing demand. Windstream is a modern company and wants to make sure that they can give the modern user what they’re looking for.

Windstream offers multiple plans to their customers. With the ability to choose from different internet packages as well as being able to bundle them with television and home phone service, it gives the end-user an array of options to choose from. Windstream makes it simple to identify your home’s needs and they provide you with a plan tailored to you. In addition, Windstream offers some of the least expensive plans on the market. This makes it easy to gain access to the world wide web regardless of the budget its customers are working with. Regardless of what residential needs the customer is looking for, Windstream should be able to provide more than enough speed and reliability to satisfy even the pickiest consumer.

Frequently Asked Questions about Windstream

Where is Windstream available and will I have it available?

Windstream is available in all 50 states so it's highly likely that you'll have it available at your address.

How much does Windstream charge for equipment?

Windstream has a $9.99 monthly equipment rental fee.

How much does Windstream charge for installation?

Windstream's installation costs start at $35.

Does Windstream offer fiber service?

Yes, Windstream's fiber service can transmit speeds up to 1000 Mbps.

What does Windstream offer besides internet service?

Windstream offers phone and television service in addition to the internet.

In what ways does Windstream transmit their signals?

Windstream uses DSL, copper, fixed wireless, fiber, and cable lines.

Does Windstream offer any wireless service?

Yes, Windstream uses state-of-the-art fixed wireless technology to transmit service in select markets.

What sort of business services does Windstream offer?

Windstream offers internet, voice, security, TV, and cloud services.

Does Windstream require a contract for its residential services?

Windstream does not require a contract for residential internet services.

Does Windstream require a credit check before setting up service?

Windstream does require a credit check before bringing on new customers.


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Summary of Top Cities Served by Windstream

CityCoverageMax SpeedAvg SpeedType
Charlotte, NC12.45%1 Gbps22 MbpsDSL
Tulsa, OK13.05%1 Gbps96 MbpsDSL and Fiber
Lexington, KY96.48%1 Gbps62 MbpsDSL and Fiber
Lincoln, NE87.64%1 Gbps89 MbpsDSL and Fiber
Winston-Salem, NC15.72%1 Gbps50 MbpsDSL
Athens, GA10.97%100 Mbps14 MbpsDSL
Sugar Land, TX76.08%1 Gbps121 MbpsDSL and Fiber
Broken Arrow, OK92.58%1 Gbps65 MbpsDSL and Fiber
Concord, NC94.70%1 Gbps333 MbpsDSL and Fiber
Warwick, RI15.34%0 Mbps0 Mbps-
Data provided by various data sources including the FCC. For more information please view our sources page.

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