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Cost-Effective Private Line Solutions

As the demands on backhaul infrastructures continue to rise, it’s critical that our customers have reliable and diverse backhaul networks to help handle the increasing demands for bandwidth. Windstream Wholesale’s unique fiber routes deliver a cost-effective alternative for increasing capacity and raising the overall quality of our customers’ networks, relieving bandwidth pressures and improving efficiencies.

Digital Signal 1 / DS1

Reliable and dedicated connections for voice, data, and video with speeds up to 1.5 Mbps

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Digital Signal 3 / DS3

Capable of supporting high-volume voice, data, and video with speeds up to 45 Mbps

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Private and dedicated fiber-based network with state-of-the-art advanced equipment

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Optional Features and Functions

Automatic Loop Transfer

Protect customers against failure between their premise and the wire center with Automatic Loop Transfer. A switching arrangement automatically switches the channel to an alternative channel line upon failure of a working line, preventing lost productivity while providing peace of mind.

Clear Channel Capability

Clear Channel Capability transports 1.5Mbps* of information and offers easier sparing and provisioning of DS1 high-capacity corporate backbones, high-speed access to the global Internet, and trunking connections for Internet access.

Customer Node

Used to convert the signal from an optical to electrical format, Customer Node equipment at a customer premises terminates a high speed optical channel.

Transfer Arrangement

Offers customers an additional measure of flexibility in the use of their access channel(s) with a Transfer Arrangement. With this feature, transfer a leg of a Special Access Service to either a spare or working channel that terminates in either the same or a different customer designated premises. A key activated or dial-up control service is required to operate the transfer arrangement.

Customer Premise Port

Each Customer Premises Port provides the interface to derive a lower capacity service at the customer premises. Determined by the customer, the type and quantity of ports is based on the type of Customer Node selected and the number of DS1, DS3, STS-1 and/or OC3 channels ordered.


Used to convert a single, higher capacity or bandwidth circuit to several lower capacity or bandwidth circuits, multiplexing allows customers to send vast amounts of data over one physical line.

Add/Drop Multiplexing

Multiplexing offered in connection with SONET that allows lower level signals to be added or dropped via a channel to a Central Office Port at a specific digital speed from a high speed optical carrier channel in a wire center.

An Add/Drop Multiplexing Central Office Port charge applies to the interface provided at a Telephone Company wire center for the purpose of adding or dropping lower capacity services from Synchronous Optical Channel Service Channel Termination or Channel Mileage transport facilities.





Connect to high-speed, high-capacity capabilities with Windstream Wholesale’s dedicated DS1 service.

Speed, security, accuracy and reliability are significantly increased with dedicated connections for voice, data and video communications between locations. Access between sites or the public network is fast and provides virtually error-free transmission at speeds up to 1.544 Mbps.

Capable of transmitting multiple streams of information, our DS1 solution is ideal for upgrading or consolidating a network and provides the flexibility to allocate the bandwidth required to maintain business success. Allocate bandwidth and link multiple devices or locations, or simply maintain one powerful connection.




Build out your virtual broadband transport network with Windstream Wholesale’s extremely efficient DS3 service.

Capable of supporting voice, video and data applications with minimal capital and expense outlay, our DS3 services are made up of twenty-eight DS1 channels that can easily handle multiple high-volume data streams at speeds up to 44.736 Mbps, allowing customers to send a variety of applications in a single stream of data over a dedicated line.

Upgrade or consolidate networks to seamlessly provision a high-speed dedicated channel for voice, video and data applications that are reliable and cost-effective. Customers allocate bandwidth based on their business need, maintain one powerful connection or link multiple sites, eliminate issues when connecting to distant locations or multiple devices, and control network usage and costs.



Private and dedicated fiber-based network with state-of-the-art advanced equipment

Windstream Wholesale’s Synchronous Optical Network Transport Service (SONET) connects multiple locations, with two available options: a non-concatenated format that delivers multiple 51.84 Mbps individual signals or a concatenated format that provides a single signal appropriate for data transmissions.

Configured with one working and one protect fiber pair, each SONET channel provides redundancy to protect the customer’s service. Should a failure occur, the SONET technology will automatically switch the customer’s transmission to the dedicated protect fiber pair.


Fault-tolerant infrastructure intelligently connects our network for exceptional performance.

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