2 thoughts on “WindStream Buying Time With Acquisitions”

  1. Windstream is pursuing a different strategy than its other tier 2 telco brethren – buying smaller strategic assets to grow scale, rather than huge single mergers or acquisitions, a la FairPoint, Frontier, and CenturyTel/Embarq.

    Given FairPoint’s recent troubles and the trouble Frontier is about to face with their Verizon asset acquisitions, maybe it’s the smarter move.

    1. The net net is that they are all realizing that they need to bulk up in order to stay in business. I think in the end, these and others will have to bet more on broadband to keep people signed on.

      From that perspective, Iowa Telecom was pretty good buy as it had some good broadband assets.

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