Windstream has not officially unveiled any specific plans for delivering a 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service, but according to new CEO Tony Thomas, the company is ready to deliver it in various markets.
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Windstream plans to enhance the broadband speeds for customers by deploying fiber deeper into its last mile network, while leveraging VDSL2 and bonding to drive more bandwidth to consumers.
Windstream is taking another step in realigning its company structure, announcing that it has been advised by proxy advisory firm Glass Lewis & Co. to vote for a 1-for-6 reverse stock split and an amendment to a Windstream subsidiary's charter to allow conversion of the subsidiary to a limited liability company (LLC).
Windstream has appointed Kenny Gunderman to be president and CEO of the company's proposed real estate investment trust (REIT) spinoff, Communications Sales & Leasing Inc. (CS&L), marking what is a new era for the once rural-focused telco.
Windstream says the FCC's plan to revise its Section 214 discontinuance and copper retirement and IP transition processes should ensure that its business customers won't be left without competitive choices for service.
Windstream has taken another step forward with realigning its top management team by naming Joseph Harding as its new EVP and CMO for its enterprise business.
Verizon has once again found itself fighting copper thieves in Western, Pa., so it is offering a reward for up to $50,000 to apprehend whoever is responsible for stealing cable in Beaver, Fayette, Lawrence and Washington counties.
Verizon is going to pay $5 million to settle an FCC inquiry into whether the service provider's rural customers could receive long distance or wireless calls to their traditional POTS phones.
Windstream has received all of the state regulatory approvals it needs from state public service commissions in its territory to move ahead with its planned real estate investment trust spinoff. Among the state agencies that granted approvals was the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. FierceTelecom 's Sean Buckley has a full report here.