Windstream Company History Timeline

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When the $9.1 billion deal was completed in July 2006, VALOR and ALLTEL decided to name the merged entity Windstream Corporation.

The restored, souped-up trucks, outfitted with high-tech toys including GPS navigation and a DVD entertainment system, began a 30-stop road tour in August 2006.

Stafford, Jim, "Windstream Begins Work to Promote Company," Daily Oklahoman, August 12, 2006.

Based in Little Rock, Arkansas, Windstream Corporation is the result of the 2006 merger between VALOR Communications Group and the wireline business of ALLTEL Corporation.

In 2006, Windstream Corporation formed through the spinoff of Alltel's landline business and merger with VALOR Communications Group.


In 2007, LIR Holdings acquired CBD Media, the former advertising & publishing division of Cincinnati Bell.


In July 2009, Local Insight Regatta Holdings merged Local Insight Yellow Pages into The Berry Company, which it had acquired from AT&T.


On February 15, 2019, the United States District Court of the Southern District of New York ruled that Windstream had defaulted on some of its bonds.

On February 25, 2019, Windstream declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

In February 2019, Windstream launched Kinetic.

Windstream named in 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for UCaaS Worldwide


In August 2020, Windstream will discontinue Kinetic and replace it with another steaming service.


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