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Re: Awareness... All Gardner cares about is lining his pockets with more cash. The only reason he wanted to acquire Paetec was for the cash flow. "This transaction significantly advances our strategy to drive top-line revenue growth by expanding our focus on business and broadband services," said Jeff Gardner, president and CEO of Windstream. "The combined company will have a nationwide network with a deep fiber footprint to offer enhanced capabilities in strategic growth areas, including IP-based services, data centers, cloud computing and managed services. Financially, we improve our growth profile and lower the payout ratio on our strong dividend, offering investors a unique combination of growth and yield."
I understand the only way to keep a business afloat is to keep more money coming in verses whats going out (to an extent). But in all honesty he just wants Windstream to morph into a big pot of gold so he can look like a big hero to all his investors buddies on Wall Street. His plan is just to focus on whatever nets BIG returns. What big returns is he banking on? Fast Cash and FTTT, or Fiber To The Tower. Piss on the customers with this so called "DSL". Piss on the business paying for voice services. All we care about is making sure we run fiber to the towers so we can make buttloads of money because we know wireless is the future and that is where the money lies. But why stop with towers? Its apparent that whole world will run in "the Cloud". Clouds are kept in secret hiding places called data centers. What do data centers run on??? FIBER!!!
See where Windstream is going? They can't provide the dough to fix this ongoing, oversubscribed mess on our hands so lets invest in the future! Now if they can't provide the bandwidth to DSL cutomers, how in the H*** can they provide it for TOWERS and/or DATACENTERS??? Ahh but that's why we bought Paetec for. Paetec to the rescue!!!
(Its been a year later and not a single positive thing has happened) If Jeff Gardner really does care about his DSL customer base, then I challenge him to respond to this very post. Right here, right now in front of everyone here on DSLReports.
One very aggravated customer of three years,
PS: Spam his Twitter account and all of Windstream's accounts, I demand a response from the big shot.
I would be shocked if Jeff Garnder himself would reply to any of these posts let alone knows that DSLR even exists.
It is really sad that as much return they are making on the FTTT that they can't reinvest that into the network. Instead they line the pocks of the C-Level. Which is funny I remember them coming out and giving us the sales pitch on their MPLS network and how they have 10g back bones to everything and redundant cores, but due to some tech fuck ups (that nobody will ever admit too) and an over zelous farmer took out an entire state because routing issues after a fiber cut.
I've had a couple of different Windstream techs out to fix some misc issues at work and they all say the same thing. Monopoly this Monopoly that, they care more for the big business orders than all the little guys.
I don't see this changing either... Ever.
PiggieI Actually use WindstreamPremium
Orange Springs, FL
Whole country is that way. As long as the stock holders, CEO and board come before customers, this is what we have. This is sadly one tiny example.