OKLAHOMANS PROJECTED TO BENEFIT
ESTIMATED PROJECT DURATION
more than 24 months
Kinetic by Windstream is pleased to partner with Le Flore County and the state of Oklahoma in a request for grant funding for the deployment of fiber-fast broadband infrastructure to benefit the county's residents and fuel economic growth. Kinetic by Windstream is a premier partner to work with Le Flore County and provide opportunities to deliver future proof fiber internet to the homes, businesses and community anchors that had previously been beyond the reach of affordable fiber deployment. Kinetic by Windstream has a track record of successful fiber broadband deployments in the 18 states we serve. Kinetic brings the network, engineering design, construction management and operational expertise required to achieve real results for Le Flore County. Kinetic takes the needs of our customers and our obligations very seriously. We believe in developing deep roots in the local communities we serve. When Kinetic is trusted with public funds, the projects are completed to spec in the timeframe required.
In today's world the need for connectivity is more critical than ever. That need is nowhere more transparent than Le Flore County, Oklahoma during our current COVID-19 pandemic. While internet access allowed a portion of Le Flore County's residents to make necessary adjustments, too many in unserved and underserved areas were forced to resort to seeking public Wi-Fi locations to carry on normal activities such as work, education, medical visits, and church. Their situations are not due to a lack of concern on the part of Le Flore County. The County has shown they are prioritizing the need to fix resident's needs. But additional help is needed to expand the infrastructure to those who find themselves on the wrong side of the digital divide. With this private public partnership from Windstream, Le Flore County and the state, so many people, families, and businesses will see improvement to the tools they depend on for everyday life.
Our project management team tracks projects from planning through qualification, with data points including cost, completion dates, and qualifying locations. At the end of the proposed project, we can provide the state with a reconciliation comparing our application cost and unit projections with actuals. We also have the capability to provide milestone progress reports as we complete our engineering, construction, and testing phases of the project build.
ONGOING INVESTMENT AMOUNT
ONGOING INVESTMENT DESCRIPTION
ONGOING INVESTMENT REQUIRED
Able to continue operation without additional funding from the State of Oklahoma
Investments in Water, Sewer, and Broadband
Broadband: ?Last Mile? projects
FEDERAL GRANT AMOUNT
FEDERAL GRANT DESCRIPTION
Windstream receives federal support including Lifeline, EBB, E-Rate and RHC in addition to CAF2 (expiring 12/31/2021 and RDOF starting 1/1/2022)
Other business enterprise (>$5M revenue, annually)
Data source: Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services / More information »