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Major Products and Services of Windstream Corporation

Windstream Communications is engaged in providing telecommunications services. The company’s key products and services include the following:

Wireline operations:

  • Cable television services
  • Internet services
  • Long distance telecommunications services

Product distribution:

  • Warehousing
  • Switch modules
  • Wired and wireless voice and data transport equipment
  • Outside plant products and pole-line hardware
  • Broadband modems
  • In-building wiring and jacks
  • Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephone systems
  • Local area networking products
  • Telephone directory publication services
  • Telecommunications information services

Key Employees of Windstream Corporation

Name

Job Title

Board

Jeffery R Gardner

President and Chief Executive Officer

Executive Board

Francis X Frantz

Chairman

Non Executive Board

Frank E Reed

Director

Non Executive Board

Jeffrey T Hinson

Director

Non Executive Board

Judy K Jones

Director

Non Executive Board

Dennis E Foster

Director

Non Executive Board

William A Montgomery

Director

Non Executive Board

Samuel E Sandy Beall

Director

Non Executive Board

Keith Paglusch

Chief Operating Officer

Senior Management

Brent Whittington

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Senior Management

John Fletcher

Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Senior Management

Rob Clancy

Senior Vice President and Treasurer

Senior Management

Susan Bradley

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Senior Management

Mike Rhoda

Senior Vice President, Governmental Affairs

Senior Management

Ric Crane

Senior Vice President, Marketing and Sales

Senior Management

Tony Thomas

Controller

Senior Management

History of Windstream Corporation

Windstream Corporation was founded in 1943 as Allied Telephone Company in Little Rock, Arkansas.
In 1983, Allied and Mid-Continent Telephone Company of Ohio merged and formed Alltel.
During 1993, the company acquired GTE’s Georgia service areas with 320,000 lines and its directory publishing business.
In 1999, the company merged with Standard Group of Cornella, Georgia. Also in the same year, the company completed a merger with Aliant Communications of Lincoln, Nebraska.
In 2000, VALOR Telecom was formed with the acquisition of GTE Southeast Corporation.
In July 2006, Windstream Communications was formed through the spin-off of Alltel’s landline business and merged with VALOR Communications Group. Later that year, the company started trading on New York Stock Exchange and was listed on S&P 500 index.
The company announced newly branded ConnectStream suite of business products in October 2006. In the same month, the company introduced Fiber-to-the-Home technology.
In January 2007, the company and EchoStar Communications Corporation announced a multi-year extension to their existing agreement to offer DISH Network(TM) satellite TV service to the company’s customers throughout its 16-state territory.

Business Description of Windstream Corporation

Windstream Corporation is engaged in providing telecommunications services such as phone, broadband and digital television (TV) services. The company primarily operates through subsidiaries offering local, long distance, network access, video services and broadband and data services in 16 states of the US.
The company primarily operates through three segments which include: wireline operations, product distribution and other operations.
Under the wireline operations segment the company offers retail and wholesale telecommunications services, including local, long distance, broadband, and network access.The company’s local service operations provide lines from telephone exchange offices to customer premises for the origination and termination of telecommunications services including dial-tone service and dedicated private line facilities for the transport of data. The company also offers various enhanced service features including call waiting, call forwarding, caller identification, three-way calling, no-answer transfer and voice-mail.
The segment provides cable television services, internet services, and the also long distance telecommunications services through its subsidiaries in all the states of the US.
The company operates its product distribution segment through a subsidiary Windstream Supply which offers telecommunications equipment and logistics services to affiliates, contractors and non-affiliated customer. The non-affiliated customers includes other local exchange carriers and communications providers, voice and data resellers, colleges and universities, governments, retail and industrial companies.
Windstream Supply operates with four warehouses and four counter-sales showrooms across the US and offers a range f products used to support voice, high-speed data and video applications. Some of these products are inventoried including switch modules, wired and wireless voice and data transport equipment, outside plant products and pole-line hardware, broadband modems, in-building wiring and jacks, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephone systems and local area networking products.
Additionally Windstream Supply offers other services such as expert technical assistance, product configuration, specialized logistics services and a web tool used by customers to place orders and track order status.
The other operations segment consists of directory publishing and telecommunications information services.The company’s directory publishing subsidiary coordinates advertising, sales, printing, and distribution for telephone directory contracts in 35 states of the US.

Key Facts of Windstream Corporation

Head Office

Windstream Corporation 4001 Rodney Parham Road Little Rock Arkansas 72212 USA

Phone

1 501 748 7000

Fax

Web Address

www.windstream.com

Revenue / turnover (USD Mn)

3,033.3

Financial Year End

March

Employees

8,000

New York Stock Exchange Ticker

WIN