During its November open meeting on Friday, the FCC issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) related to the proposed transition large service providers are making from traditional TDM to IP, with an eye on consumers and small businesses that rely on services that may not be supported following a transition.
Windstream said it is going to lay off 350 workers by Dec. 1 in an effort to improve its cost structure and improve its overall operational structure.
Windstream is leveraging Overture's 6500 platform as part of its multi-access Ethernet service initiative, accommodating a mix of fiber, copper, SONET and TDM across its ILEC and CLEC footprints.
Windstream's ongoing move to establish a greater foothold in the medium-sized business market continues to bear fruit as the service provider reported in third-quarter 2014 earnings that enterprise and small business service revenues were $752 million, up slightly year-over-year.
Windstream is not opposed to AT&T or any traditional telco's migration from TDM to IP-based services, but it is calling for regulators to ensure that it and other competitors can get last-mile circuits for equivalent prices.
Sprint's new CEO Marcelo Claure reiterated during the third-quarter earnings call that the company is open to selling its struggling wireline assets, a move that would allow the company to focus exclusively on its wireless business.
Windstream may be one of the lone holdouts in the telco TV race, choosing to resell Dish Network satellite TV services, but the advent of its Kinetic video service shows that it wants a piece of this growing segment.
Windstream has reached a deal to acquire Chicago-based Business Only Broadband, adding fixed wireless to its mix of service delivery options for its growing business services unit.
Windstream has made another move in the realignment of its top management team, naming Bob Gunderman as interim CFO. The move comes after the company said it plans to spin off certain telecommunications network assets into an independent, publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT).
Windstream has started work on the second phase of its 100G long-haul optical network covering nearly 4,100 miles that's set to be completed by the end of the year.