reply to tdumaine
Re: Why dont many of you vote with your wallet? That's just it.. Rural areas need more competition rather than useless satellite and low capped wireless. Nobody, and I mean nobody would stick with a company like Windstream if there was another reasonable choice for broadband. It takes too much time and money to sue them and chances are their lawyers are better than what you could afford. I'll never touch wireless with their low caps. They are just as greedy as Windstream in that manner.. even if their networks are better. Satellite is useless for my broadband needs and that's the only other choices we have. Windstream understands this and continues to provide sub par service. It makes me wonder if they are trying to make people leave, then they fix their network, and the only way to come back to Windstream is to get locked into a contract. We already see what is happening with Kansas City and Google Fiber. Once some real competition comes along, the ISPs that have been rolling in profits and providing 1/80th of the speed for the same price are struggling to keep customers. It's a damn shame this couldn't happen all across the country.
Dont you think we would if we could? We have no choice, windstream knows this they are preying on rural communities where they hold a monopoly. If they were to do business like this in a major competetive area, they would be out of business. They are a predatory company, I would live for comcast, At&t, verizon anyone to come to southeast Missouri and give us a choice. And I am sure 99% of the posters here would like the same.