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October 10, 2015 3:11 PM ET

Diversified Telecommunication Services

Company Overview of Windstream Communications, LLC

Company Overview

Windstream Communications, LLC provides telecommunications services including phone, high-speed Internet, and digital television services. The company was incorporated in 2005 and is based in Little Rock, Arkansas. Windstream Communications, LLC operates as a subsidiary of Windstream Services, LLC.

4001 Rodney Parham Road

Building 1

Little Rock, AR 72212

United States

Founded in 2005





Key Executives for Windstream Communications, LLC

Chief Executive Officer and President
Age: 43
President of Enterprise
Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Engineering
Executive Vice President of Operations
Age: 60
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Windstream Communications, LLC Key Developments

Windstream Communications Executes Agreement with Allied Fiber for Dark Fiber and Neutral Colocation

Allied Fiber announced that Windstream has executed an Indefeasible Right of Use (IRU) agreement and lease for dark fiber and neutral colocation to expand its network between Miami and Jacksonville. This agreement is a part of Windstream's continuing focus on the construction of its long haul optical network, called WINterstate. This long haul, 100G "express" network offers other carriers and large enterprise customers low latency, high bandwidth network solutions. Windstream will now connect to Allied Fiber's network-neutral dark fiber route from Miami, FL, to Jacksonville, FL, which consists of a custom 528-count Corning SMF-28e+ cable and integrated neutral colocation facilities approximately every 60-miles. With Allied Fiber's access flexibility, Windstream can now break out of the long haul route to service ILEC customers in Daytona Beach, FL, as well as Enterprise customers at key access points along this 360-mile segment of Allied Fiber's Southeast Route. Windstream will leverage Allied Fiber's dark fiber network and neutral colocation facilities in Florida to interconnect its own internal network elements as well as provide access in to its entire network in the state to meet customer demands for greater capacity and more efficient and cost-effective service offerings.

Windstream Communications Announces Executive Appointments

Windstream Communications has named Bob Gunderman as its new CFO. Gunderman has been serving as interim CFO since Oct. 1, 2014. He will retain his current treasury duties while the company conducts a search for a permanent treasurer. The company also announced the appointment of David Works, executive vice president and chief human resources officer, as president of enterprise; David Redmond, president of consumer, as president of consumer and small and medium business; and Mike Shippey, senior vice president of carrier solutions, as president of carrier. The presidents will have responsibility for sales, marketing, service delivery and customer care within their respective segments. Prior to being named interim CFO, Bob Gunderman was senior vice president and treasurer for Windstream. David Works joined Windstream in February 2012 as executive vice president and chief human resources officer. Works previously served as the chief human resources officer for Sears Holdings in Chicago. Redmond joined Windstream as vice president of distribution support in 2008. Prior to joining Windstream in February 2010, Shippey was president of CLEC operations for YMAX Communications.

Windstream Communications, Inc. Announces Resignation of Brent Whittington as COO

Windstream Communications, Inc. announced the resignation of Brent Whittington as COO, effective September 1, 2014. The company also announced it will eliminate the COO position after Whittington's departure and assign the duties principally between Mark Faris, executive vice president of operations, and Randy Nicklas, executive vice president of engineering and chief technology officer. Faris and Nicklas will report directly to President and CEO Jeff Gardner.

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