Windstream Acquisition of EarthLink
Posted on Wed Nov-09-16
As CenturyLink moves to acquire Level 3 Communications to enhance its fiber network for business customers, Windstream is reported to be in advanced talks with EarthLink for a deal that, if finalized, would leave Windstream owning a little more than half of the company. The deal would give Windstream broadened assets to help fend off growing competition and would not come as a surprise, since both companies have conducted M&A to scale their businesses in the past. Although its business service assets are most desirable, there are questions as to whether Windstream would continue or phase out EarthLink’s declining dial-up services. (Kat Wallace,