Windstream CEO: UCaaS and SD-WAN Opportunity Leads Windstream to Rethink Their SMB Approach

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A lot of people tend to wax poetic about SD-WAN these days, but Windstream CEO Tony Thomas took it to a new level at an investor conference yesterday. A few years ago, Windstream differentiated itself through a superior customer experience but today’s differentiators also include...Learn More

CEO: Windstream SD-WAN and UCaaS Will Be Key to Enterprise Growth

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Windstream CEO Tony Thomas is bullish on software defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) and unified communications as a service (UCaaS). When Windstream’s traditional local telecom service business began declining some years back, the company made the decision to shift its strategy toward the enterprise market....Learn More

Windstream CEO: We’ll Pass on OTT, Focus on Broadband and Continue to Leverage Rural Markets

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Windstream’s heavily rural local service territory gives the company an advantage over other major local exchange carriers, said Windstream CEO Tony Thomas yesterday. In combination with Windstream broadband, which has seen substantial investment, the company’s rural focus has enabled it to see stable revenue in...Learn More

$1.1 Billion Windstream EarthLink Acquisition Completed

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The $1.1 billion Windstream EarthLink acquisition completed Friday after the FCC officially announced its approval of the deal. Windstream Holdings shareholders approved the acquisition plan at an extraordinary meeting the same day approval was received. “The combination will result in an extensive national footprint spanning...Learn More

FCC Approves Windstream-EarthLink Merger

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FCC approves Windstream-EarthLink merger, paving the way for EarthLink to become a wholly owned, indirect Windstream subsidiary. Windstream management made a public case for the acquisition back in November 2016. “The combination will result in an extensive national footprint spanning approximately 145,000 fiber route miles...Learn More

2016: A Big Year for Telecom M&A

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The past year was a big one for telecom M&A. Telecompetitor covered more than two dozen mergers and acquisitions in 2016 and they involved numerous facets of the industry. Here’s a summary of key trends and how they are reshaping the communications service provider playing...Learn More

Windstream EarthLink Deal Hopes to Capitalize on Enterprise, SMB Growth Opportunity

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An announced Windstream EarthLink deal has Little Rock, Ark. based Windstream acquiring Atlanta, Georgia based Earthlink for a total transaction value of $1.1 billion (including debt). The move follows an uptick in merger activity in the telecom sector, where carriers are looking to build scale...Learn More

EarthLink Launches 4G Wireless Internet-on-the-Go Service

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ATLANTA, GA –  June 19, 2013 — EarthLink, Inc., a leading IT services and communications provider, today announced the launch of its new 4G Internet-on-the-Go wireless mobile Internet plans for consumers. Powered by Clearwire’s 4G mobile broadband service via a wholesale agreement announced last September,...Learn More

EarthLink Acquires Managed IT Provider CenterBeam

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Continuing with its transformation from a consumer focused ISP to an enterprise IT and managed services provider, EarthLink made another acquisition in the managed IT space by buying CenterBeam. Sunnyvale, Ca.-based CenterBeam offers “…remote managed IT services primarily to multi-location mid-sized businesses, and operates a...Learn More

Earthlink Launches MPLS Data Center Cloud Offering

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ATLANTA, GA – Feb. 5, 2013 — EarthLink, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELNK), a leading IT services and communications provider, today announced the launch of its Data Center Connect solution. Data Center Connect is a networking solution that enables clients to leverage the EarthLink private MPLS network...Learn More

Earthlink Expands Cloud Infrastructure Service Using Virtustream

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San Francisco, CA — January 30, 2013 — Virtustream, Inc., the leading provider of enterprise class cloud software and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) to telecom operators and enterprises, today announced that EarthLink, a leading IT services and communications provider, will expand its IT services offerings by deploying...Learn More

Earthlink Completes Tennessee Broadband Stimulus Project

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ATLANTA, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — EarthLink, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELNK), a leading IT services and communications provider, today announced the conclusion of its Eastern Tennessee Middle Mile Fiber Broadband Project and the completion of a more than 500 mile fiber optic broadband network connecting previously...Learn More

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