Windstream Leaves Rural Roots Behind
Take a look at their acquisition spree in the past couple years -- NuVox, Hosted Solutions, Q-Com -- all business, enterprise and cloud focused. Add PAETEC to the mix and a rural focused ILEC is no longer in sight. Their business is more about data centers, wireless backhaul and enterprise services, than rural local loops.
Windstream reports that 70 percent of their revenue will now come from business and broadband services. The strategy is pretty clear. SO how do you classify Windstream today? Certainly not a rural ILEC. This industry needs a new acronym. Ideas?
— Bernardin Arnason, Managing Partner, Pivot Group , and Publisher, Telecompetitor