Windstream Moves on Kinetic TV Expansion

Windstream has announced plans to  launch Kinetic TV, its new IP-based TV service, to more than 30,000 homes in Sugar Land, Texas, where it will tangle with incumbent cable operator Comcast.

Windstream plans to launch the service in the affluent Houston suburb  in the second quarter, following up on earlier Kinetic TV launches in two Time Warner Cable markets: Lincoln, Neb.; and Lexington, Ky.

Running on a fiber-based network, Kinetic TV is powered by Ericsson Mediaroom and an Arris-made wireless whole-home HD-DVR.

Windstream also bundles Dish Network service with its high-speed Internet offerings.