Windstream completes first stage of 100 Mbps cable upgrades in North Georgia


Company says more than 67,000 households across 14 communities to benefit from faster internet speeds

Today Windstream announced it has completed the first stage of its cable upgrade plan in North Georgia, enabling more than 6,000 households in Blairsville (Union County) to have access to up to 100 megabits-per-second (Mbps) internet speeds.

Windstream issued a press release stating that the cable upgrade plan, announced late last year, will provide high speeds to more than 67,000 households by the end of 2017.

After completion of the project, Windstream says it will have upgraded eligible customers across 13 communities in North Georgia, including Blairsville, Hiawassee, Young Harris, Dawsonville, Helen, Homer, Cornelia, Commerce, Jefferson, Clarkesville, Nicholson, Dahlonega and Cleveland, as well as Hayesville, N.C.

“We are working hard to give our customers in North Georgia an enhanced internet experience,” said Jarrod “J” Berkshire, president of operations for Windstream in Georgia. “Many of our employees live, work and raise their families in North Georgia, and they are working tirelessly to make faster speeds and more reliable service available to customers. While we still have a lot of work ahead, this upgrade represents a significant milestone and testament to their hard work and Windstream’s commitment to the North Georgia community.”

 For updates on upgrade completions and eligibility, please visit

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