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Kinetic Business Offers Discounted Broadband to Texas K-12 Students Through TEA Connect

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Kinetic Business announced today that it is participating in the TEA Connect Texas initiative to support local education agencies that seek to provide home-based broadband internet access to economically disadvantaged students at discounted rates.

“Kinetic Business is proud to participate in the TEA Connect Texas program to ensure that K-12 students across the state have access to the internet as we begin the new school year,” said Danny Ferguson, president of Kinetic operations in Texas. “The pandemic has demonstrated how important a robust broadband connection is for uninterrupted learning to occur, and Kinetic stands ready to make service available to students in our markets.”

The TEA Connect Texas Program is specific to Texas K-12 Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and includes internet service as well as equipment needed to offer fixed broadband internet to economically disadvantaged kindergarten through 12th grade households. It provides bandwidth of up to 50 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload.

Region 4 Education Service Center in Houston is the lead agency for the program. LEAs can secure bulk, in-home broadband access for students through OMNIA Partners’ cooperative purchasing program and partnership with Region 4.

LEAs in Windstream’s Texas markets should place requests for service through the TEA Connect website.

To learn more about Kinetic, visit GoKinetic.com.

About Kinetic

Kinetic by Windstream is a business unit of Windstream Holdings, a privately held communications and software company. Kinetic provides premium broadband, entertainment and security services through an enhanced fiber network and 5G fixed wireless service to consumers and businesses primarily in rural areas in 18 states. The company also offers managed communications services, including SD-WAN and UCaaS, and high-capacity bandwidth and transport services to businesses across the U.S. Additional information is available at GoKinetic.com. Follow us on Twitter at @GoKineticHome.