Windstream appointed Randy Nicklas, who was rumored to have left XO Communications recently, as its executive vice president of engineering and CTO.
Jeff Gardner, president and CEO of Windstream told investors this week that while the telco's wholesale sales force has been successful in selling fiber to the tower services, they will focus more on selling other network services.
Windstream reported that first-quarter business and consumer broadband revenue grew 5 and 2 percent year-over-year, but those results weren't enough to prevent overall revenues from declining 2 percent to $1.5 billion due to legacy revenue losses.
Windstream reported Wednesday evening that the majority of the network outages that left business customers across as many as 23 states without voice service have been fixed, though isolated issues remain.
Windstream reports that it is suffering a "widespread" outage on its voice network, an issue that's affecting the ability of customers in several states to make long-distance and toll free calls.
Windstream reported that a switch in South Florida experienced a failure on Sunday afternoon, interrupting service to about 30,000 local business and residential lines in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and surrounding areas.
Windstream is now offering its Advanced Application Reporting product for enterprise business customers throughout its entire U.S. network footprint, giving enterprises near real-time visibility into their WAN traffic.
Windstream has been awarded a spot on the General Services Administration's Region 6 local services acquisition contract where it will provide telecom services to federal agencies in four states.
Three of the largest independent wireline telcos--CenturyLink, Frontier, and Windstream--have sent a letter to the FCC asking them to provide additional Connect America Fund Phase I money to extend broadband into more rural locations.
AT&T, according to a Gartner report focused on the U.S. business services market, took home the highest product service rating for its wireline business service product suite.