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Windstream Acquires NuVox Communications
Adds an additional 90,000 customers to the mix...
by Karl Bode 12:02PM Tuesday Nov 03 2009
Windstream Communications has announced that the company will be buying Greenville, South Carolina CLEC NuVox Communications (see our user reviews) for a cool $643 million. Like most CLECs, NuVox has found its niche primarily as a small business operator, offering service to approximately 90,000 business customers. According to a Windstream statement, NuVox has about 1,700 employees, and services 48 locations in 16 contiguous Southeastern and Midwestern states. Though Windstream recently announced layoffs, they're apparently eager for expansion all the same -- and are also rumored to be at least somewhat interested in whether they could pick up bankrupt operator Fairpoint's network on the cheap.

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iansltx

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WS would know how to run FairPoint's network

WS has a lot of copper infrastructure. They keep it in decent repaid, enough to offer 3/384 DSL in most of their footprint. Granted, 3/384 isn't blazing fast, but it's better than a company who can't figure out how to do 911, billing, etc. correctly.WS also does a fair amount of 12 Mbps ADSL2+...
youngmoore

join:2001-03-16
Marietta, GA

Re: WS would know how to run FairPoint's network

Well there goes another great company with good CS.
Before long we won't have any GOOD CLEC's out there.
WS is horrid with their CS. Been there done that No thank you.

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iansltx

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Austin, TX
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Re: WS would know how to run FairPoint's network

Maybe WS will pick up a few tricks from NuVox and improve customer service. One can only hope...
youngmoore

join:2001-03-16
Marietta, GA
ya one would hope but I seriously doubt it.