In many ways, St. Louis is a bellwether city for America’s economy. With a mix of industries ranging from manufacturing to healthcare to technology, St. Louis reflects the same economic challenges and successes that the country faces.
The good news – for St. Louis and the country – is that the city’s economic outlook is pretty rosy. A recent report from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis found unemployment falling, wages rising and optimism growing. A great combination for sustained economic growth.
There are many things that can affect how an area like St. Louis grows, though, and that includes having access to a robust network communications infrastructure, which is one of the most important infrastructure assets that a city can have in the 21st century. At Windstream, we’re committed to helping by expanding our fiber and fixed wireless networks in St. Louis so we can connect even more local data centers and commercial buildings with our high-speed, highly available nationwide fiber network.
That is great news for local businesses. We know that our services can make a big difference in the success of our customers. And when businesses are successful, communities and individuals are successful. So we are constantly looking for new ways to deliver even better services.
Don’t take our word for it. We think Thys Lourens, vice president and chief information officer for St. Louis-based Aegion Corporation, said it best:
“Aegion serves our thousands of domestic customers from more than 50 locations throughout the United States, and it is critical that we have access to cost effective and highly reliable communications infrastructure. Windstream’s willingness to invest in the markets its serves makes a meaningful difference to the local business communities. In St. Louis, it will increase the reach and reliability of the network we use, as well as bring additional services and competition to the market that will benefit all businesses here.”
Windstream’s expansion in St. Louis is part of a multi-million-dollar initiative to expand our advanced metro fiber networks in cities across the country. And we’ve already announced similar expansions in Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Richmond, Minneapolis, Cleveland, Philadelphia and Nashville, and there are more to follow.
Windstream offers a full suite of advanced network communications and technology solutions, including voice and data services such as VoIP access, SIP trunking, MPLS and dedicated high-speed internet. Windstream also offers managed services, cloud computing, SD-WAN and network security services designed to help businesses increase productivity and improve operational costs.
For more information on Windstream and our network expansion in St. Louis and other markets, visit www.windstreambusiness.com.