Windstream announced Monday that it is launching one-gigabit Internet service in Lexington, as Windstream and Time Warner continue to battle for area customers.
In a news release, Windstream said it was the first provider to bring the service to residential and small business customers in Fayette County.
Customers may download 100 songs in three seconds or an HD movie in seven seconds, according to the news release. The service is available to more than 3,000 customers now, with plans to expand to 25,000 customers in Lexington by the end of 2017.
In March, Time Warner Cable announced it was upgrading its services to include faster Internet speeds and an expanded On Demand library. Speed was to increase on all residential Internet plans, with some customers getting an increase as much as six times faster. Those on the standard plan, previously as much as 15 Mbps, were to receive as much as 50 Mbps.
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In December, Windstream announced that its Kinetic TV service would compete with Time Warner Cable in Lexington. Lexington was Kinetic TV’s second market, after Lincoln, Neb.
Kinetic is set up as a cablelike TV service but is delivered via the Internet.