High On Fiber: 10 Notable Telecom Deals This Year


Windstream Opens Wide

Windstream has been a hungry, hungry services provider, having earlier this year snapped up both NuVox and Iowa Telecom. Last month, it went for the hat trick with a $782 million pickup of Q-Comm, and its subsidiaries, Kentucky Data Link (KDL) and Nortlight -- the former a long-haul fiber specialist with presence in 22 states and the latter a more traditional CLEC with a big Midwest presence.