Windstream Selects ARRIS Wireless Video Gateways and Set-Tops to Power Its Kinetic TV Service


SUWANEE, Ga. and LITTLE ROCK, Ark., -- Windstream(NASDAQ: WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions, is deploying NVG343residential gateways and VIP Series IP set-tops from ARRIS Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRS) to power its next-generation Kinetic television service.

Kinetic, which launched April 15, is available to more than 50,000 homes in Lincoln, Nebraska, and offers a new way of watching television that leverages the company's 100% fiber-backed network. The ARRIS NVG343 gateway and set-tops deliver ultra-fast wireless connections that support HD video streaming and whole-home DVR -- for high-quality digital TV anywhere in the house.  

"With Kinetic, customers receive fast, high-quality, interactive television with modern features that people expect from their service provider," said Bryan Brooks, Vice President, Business Development, Video at Windstream. "ARRIS has been a great partner in helping Windstream deliver the whole-home interactive experience that makes Kinetic a superior alternative to satellite and cable."

"ARRIS continues to raise the bar in whole home wireless IP video delivery," said Keith Kelley, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Global Telco CPE, ARRIS. "Our gateway and set-top solutions use the latest Wi-Fi technology to deliver high-quality digital TV, while simplifying installation and making the services easier for consumers to use. We're thrilled to work with Windstream to introduce next-generation digital TV to its subscribers."

About Windstream

Windstream, a FORTUNE 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions, including cloud computing and managed services, to businesses nationwide. The company also offers broadband, phone and digital TV services to consumers primarily in rural areas. For more information, visit


ARRIS is a global innovator in IP, video and broadband technology. We have continually worked with our customers to transform the experience of entertainment and communications for millions of people around the world. The people of ARRIS are dedicated to the success of our customers, bringing a passion for invention that has fueled our history: We created digital TV, delivered the first wireless broadband gateway and are pioneering the standards and pathways for tomorrow's personalized, Ultra HD, multiscreen, and cloud services. We are dedicated to meeting today's challenges and preparing for the tasks the future holds. Collaborating with our customers, ARRIS will continue to solve the most pressing challenges of 21st century communications. Together, we are inventing the future. For more information: