Windstream is giving its customers another method to get cloud access with its new Cloud Connect solution, reflecting the growing demand from medium businesses to use cloud as an foundation for their IT strategy.
Windstream may have previously sold off its data center assets, but its wholesale unit's ongoing fiber build out to more data centers push shows that it is finding a growing niche in the interconnection business.
Windstream is looking to weed out more legacy services from its portfolio by asking the FCC for permission to discontinue a host of operator assisted services across its ILEC and CLEC territories.
Windstream has established a partnership with BroadSoft to provide a new Virtual PBX and unified communications solution targeting hospitality industry opportunities.
Windstream announced it's transferring about 14.7 million shares-- or about 50 percent of its total retained stock-- of Communications Sales & Leasing (CS&L) common stock to its creditors in order to help pay down debt.
Windstream is tightening up its interconnection points, weeding out unnecessary third-party circuits with other carriers to streamline costs and focus on expanding its on-net footprint, a senior executive said.
Verizon's CFO said the company is making progress on the sale of its data centers, and expects to make a final decide whether it will sell the asset within the next three months.
Windstream has added Nashville to the growing list of last mile network builds, announcing an expansion of its metro fiber network in the Nashville area to address local businesses on its own infrastructure.
Windstream's plans to equip more of the buildings in its footprint with fiber to deliver business services over its own facilities to reduce dependency on wholesale services from AT&T and Verizon will benefit Dycom and other construction providers.
Verizon says its pending acquisition of XO Communications' assets will enhance the services it provides to enterprise and wholesale customers, refuting arguments made by Windstream and Transbeam that the deal will hinder the Ethernet over Copper and business data services industry segments.