Windstream Wholesale, NCTC ink network transport agreement
Windstream Wholesale and the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC), have entered into a wholesale data services agreement.
Representing more than 750 broadband and pay-TV providers serving all 50 states, NCTC’s member operators will now have access to preferred pricing and terms on transport connections through Windstream's data network across the US.
"Since launching our Broadband Solutions program in late 2019, the NCTC has saved its membership approximately a million dollars," said Jared Baumann, vice president of broadband solutions at NCTC.
"We continue to work on developing relationships with additional network providers that are willing to offer our member operators competitive rates and terms on IP transit and transport services.”
“This valuable partnership with Windstream gives our members highly competitive rates to internet exchanges allowing even more member companies to benefit from our current IP transit deals."
Specifically, the terms of the new agreement give NCTC's member operators who need to establish a dedicated connection to off-network resources as part of a network buildout, facilities upgrade or service area expansion, to obtain competitively priced point-to-point wave services from Windstream Wholesale.
"We are excited to partner with NCTC and expand the available options for its member operators," said Joe Scattareggia (pictured), executive vice president of Windstream Wholesale.
"We offer robust, custom-designed 1G, 10G and 100G wave services across a highly diverse, low-latency nationwide network. As NCTC members expand and upgrade their services, Windstream Wholesale stands ready to help."
The new agreement is effective as of 15 May 2020 and active for a three-year term.