PAETEC merger is a WIN for customers

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Earlier this week, Windstream announced a $2.3 billion acquisition of PAETEC, a New York-based technology and communications provider.

The PAETEC acquisition is terrific news for Windstream and for our Customers.

Our customers will get the added benefit of doing business with a company with significantly greater resources, including a much more dense nationwide fiber network.  We will have more capacity to meet growing demands for IP-based services, managed services, cloud computing and data center services.

The transaction is another significant step in Windstream’s transformation.

  • Combination creates a formidable national telecommunications provider with more than $6 billion in total revenue
  • Expands operations coast to coast, with operations increasing from 29 states to nationwide.
  • Creates nationwide network with approximately 100,000 fiber route miles
  • Enhances capabilities in key strategic growth areas including metro fiber, Ethernet, data centers and managed services

In short, this transaction enhances Windstream’s ability to offer a robust set of communications products and services at competitive rates. I'm extremely excited about the new opportunities in front of us, and you should be too.

We expect the transaction to close within six months. Until then, it's business as usual. Windstream will continue to provide world-class service to existing customers.

We hope you are as excited as we are about this news. It’s a major step for Windstream and a WIN for customers.