Windstream, like other service providers sees how IP technology can lower its cost structure, but the telco is also seeing opportunities to cut costs by realigning its interconnection agreements with other carriers.
Windstream has had a rough time with broadband, losing 35,000 subscribers in the past year, but the service provider says that by enhancing its last mile network it can reduce those losses and get back on a growth path.
Windstream's CEO sees tremendous potential for the next version of the G.fast standard to penetrate more multi-dwelling units (MDUs) in its wireline territory.
Windstream has expanded its metro fiber network in the Richmond, Virginia area, furthering its strategy to extend services directly into more local data centers and commercial business buildings.
Windstream has named former tw telecom and Level 3 Communications executive Beth Lackey as senior vice president of carrier operations, shoring up more of its leadership for a division that's increasing the scope of its customer targets.
Sprint and Windstream may be ramping up their presence in the Ethernet services race, but to get the necessary scale these service providers can't justify building out fiber to every business location they serve.
AT&T, CenturyLink and Verizon and other telcos collectively added just 65,893 broadband subscribers in the first quarter as customers churned to cable operators that can offer higher speeds, particularly in areas where slower speed DSL is the only available broadband service.
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Windstream CEO Tony Thomas is defending the telco's network and service position in Georgia, telling a congressman that it has continued to make necessary upgrades to support next-gen broadband services for businesses and consumers in the state.
Windstream continues to expand its last-mile network fiber build, a move that will lessen its reliance on third-party providers and provide higher speed services for its business customer base.