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At 10, Windstream Focuses On Midmarket Future

by Sarah Campbell 9/12/2016 12:00 am

Windstream Holdings Inc., the publicly traded spinoff of Little Rock’s Alltel Corp., recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, saying its first decade has sharpened its focus on midmarket business customers, although it also has residential, small business and wholesale customers.

At Rotary, CEO Tony Thomas Talks 10 Years of Windstream

by Sarah Campbell 8/30/2016 3:37 pm

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock, which has marked its 10th anniversary as a publicly traded company, will soon announce an expansion to the West Coast, CEO Tony Thomas says.

Windstream Holdings Reports $1.5M in 2Q Net Income

by Sarah Campbell 8/4/2016 7:05 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock swung from a $111 million second-quarter loss last year to a $1.5 million profit, the publicly traded telecommunications firm reported Thursday.

Windstream Reports $232M 1Q Loss on Impairment Charge

by Sarah Campbell 5/5/2016 10:03 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock reports a first-quarter loss of $232 million, or $2.52 per share, down from a net income of $5 million, or 5 cents per share, in the same quarter last year.

Windstream Holdings CEO Tony Thomas' Salary Rises to $1M

by Alexis Hosticka 3/22/2016 9:52 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. President and CEO Tony Thomas’ salary nearly doubled to $1 million in 2015 compared to the previous year, when he was CFO, according to the publicly traded telecommunications company’s annual proxy statement.

Arkansas Business Power List 2016: Technology & Telecom

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/21/2016 12:00 am

A technology and telecom resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest Arkansas companies or institutions.

Windstream Swings to Profit in 4Q, Fiscal Year

by Lance Turner 2/25/2016 11:11 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock goes from a loss to a $140.5 million profit in the fourth quarter, and its fiscal 2015 earnings also returned to the black, as the company plans "multiple paths" to shareholder value this year. "Our year-end results reflect the strength and potential of our business and were in-line with our 2015 guidance," President and CEO Tony Thomas said.

Windstream Names Sarah Day President of Consumer and Small Business

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/3/2015 10:42 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock said Thursday that CEO Tony Thomas appointed Sarah Day as president of Consumer and Small Business effective Jan. 1.

Windstream Aims to Further Monetize Current Customers

by Alexis Hosticka 11/11/2015 3:54 pm

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock will focus on growing current customer relationships and increasing sales to those customers in the coming year, according to President and CEO Tony Thomas.

Windstream Reports $7.2M Net Loss, Plans to Sell CSAL Stake

by Alexis Hosticka 11/5/2015 9:25 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock reports a third quarter net loss of $7.2 million compared to a net profit of $8 million or seven cents per share in the same quarter last year.

Windstream's $575M Data Center Sale Includes Partnership with Buyer

by Lance Turner 10/20/2015 9:35 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock on Monday announced a $575 million all-cash deal to sell its data center business to TierPoint LLC of St. Louis, a privately held data center services company.

Windstream Reports 2Q Loss of $111M, Plans $75M Share Repurchase

by Sean Beherec 8/6/2015 7:11 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock on Thursday reported a second-quarter loss of $111 million, down from a profit of $14 million in the same quarter last year. But the company said there were gains in some divisions and noted "improving financial trends."

ISPs Eye Boosting Consumer Speeds

by Sean Beherec 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Sam Walls, the president of Connect Arkansas, which promotes adoption of broadband Internet around the state, says higher speeds show that Internet service providers are responding to the demands of the marketplace.

Windstream Spinoff CS&L Talking Deals

by Sean Beherec 6/8/2015 12:00 am

The first few weeks at Communication Sales & Leasing, the spinoff company formed by certain assets of Windstream Corp.’s portfolio, have been hectic, CEO Kenny Gunderman said in a recent interview. But he adds that the response to the new company from potential clients has been positive.

Windstream 1Q Net Income Down 67 Percent

by Sean Beherec 5/7/2015 7:19 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock on Thursday reported net income of $5.3 million, or 5 cents per share, on $1.41 billion in revenues during the first quarter of the year.

‘Execution’ the Key For Windstream CEO Tony Thomas

by Sean Beherec 4/13/2015 12:00 am

Tony Thomas, who took over as CEO of Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock in December, recently gave a round of interviews to local reporters about a month after the company’s shareholders approved measures to spin off a real estate investment trust.

Windstream Board Gives Final Approval for REIT

by Sean Beherec 3/26/2015 10:09 am

The company said that the board’s decision to spin off certain network assets into the new company, Communications Sales & Leasing Inc., will also result in a prorated cash dividend upon its closing.

Former Windstream CEO’s Exit Tied to Performance

by Sean Beherec 3/17/2015 9:59 am

In an interview, Windstream CEO Tony Thomas said his predecessor's departure was in part due to poor performance.

Windstream Executives Saw Pay Bump in 2014

by Sean Beherec 3/16/2015 10:01 am

Former CEO Jeff Gardner and his replacement, Tony Thomas, both saw pay increases in 2014 compared to the year before.

Pension Charge At Windstream Contributes to 4Q Loss

by Sean Beherec 2/24/2015 7:09 am

A non-cash charge related to the company's pension plan pushed Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock into the red in its fourth quarter, resulting a net loss of $77.5 million, 13 cents per share.