Windstream Communications will be providing enhanced fiber connectivity to Fort Campbell and Dover Air Force base thanks to a $3 million contract it signed with the Department of Defense's Defense Information System Agency (DISA).
Consolidated Communications' move to acquire fellow independent telco Enventis for $350 million may not be on par with the blockbuster deals its independent ILEC counterparts CenturyLink and Windstream have made in recent years, but it's significant in that it is a sign of another smaller telco branching out of its all-voice service roots.
AT&T's recent revelation that it is going to work with cable operators to test their HFC-based DOCSIS products for small-cell-backhaul deployments shows that wireless operators want an arsenal of approaches in their toolkit.
Windstream told investors that the broadband stimulus awards it received from the USDA Rural Utilities Service (RUS) will enable it to reach 75,000 rural households that up until now have had no broadband service.
While his company is well aware that a newly combined Comcast-Time Warner Cable could have a competitive impact on its markets, Jeff Gardner, CEO of hybrid telco/CLEC Windstream says he's not concerned that the large conglomerate will significantly affect Windstream's primary large multi-site commercial sector.
Windstream is aware that the pending Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger could potentially have implications in the competitive business market, but in the near-term the hybrid telco/CLEC says it will have the upper hand in the multi-site enterprise market where cable has little experience in serving.
Service provider spending on GPON-based fiber to the home (FTTH), particularly in China and EMEA, rose 44 percent in a traditionally slow season for the first quarter of 2014.
Windstream has been one of the most aggressive telcos rolling out fiber and Ethernet to cellular towers, but like other wireline providers, it continues to weather a tough revenue storm as its customers migrate off TDM circuits.
Sprint has filed a lawsuit against two FairPoint subsidiaries, Verizon and Windstream over claims that they are improperly billing for switched-access charges on wireless calls, reports Channel Partners.
8X8, a competitive VoIP and cloud services provider, has taken the top spot on the Infonetics Research top hosted unified communications scorecard, beating out West IP Communications, Comcast and Verizon.