Windstream appoints Tony Thomas President and CEO
  Windstream announces next-generation TV entertainment service, "Kinetic"
  Windstream acquires fixed wireless broadband provider, Business Only Broadband
  Windstream opens fourth data center in Charlotte
  Windstream deploys 100G long-haul express network
  Windstream announces plans to spin off network assets into real estate investment trust (REIT)

  Windstream joins FORTUNE 500
  Windstream forms Windstream Holdings Inc., the new publicly traded parent company of Windstream Corp. and its subsidiaries
  Windstream opens new data centers in Chicago, Nashville, Tenn., and Raleigh-Durham, N.C., increasing total data center footprint to 26 centers

  Windstream acquires PAETEC, creating a nationwide communications and technology solutions provider

  Windstream acquires KDL, a fiber-transport provider, and Norlight, a regional competitive local exchange carrier
  Windstream acquires Hosted Solutions, a leading regional data center and managed hosting provider
  Windstream acquires Iowa Telecommunications Services, Inc. and expands into Iowa and Minnesota
  Windstream acquires NuVox Inc. and adds approximately 104,000 data and integrated solution connections in 16 states

  Windstream voluntarily moves stock listing to NASDAQ exchange
  Windstream acquires Lexcom, Inc. and adds approximately 22,000 access lines, 9,000 high-speed Internet customers, and 12,000 cable TV customers in North Carolina
  Windstream acquires D&E Communications and adds approximately 145,000 access lines and about 45,000 high-speed Internet customers, and 9,000 cable TV customers in Pennsylvania
  Windstream reaches milestone of 1 million high-speed Internet customers

  Windstream completes split-off of directory publishing business, Windstream Yellow Pages, in a tax-free transaction to affiliates of Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stow, a private equity firm
  Windstream acquires CT Communications, nearly doubling the company's presence in North Carolina with the addition of 132,000 access lines and 31,000 broadband customers

  Windstream Corporation formed through the spinoff of Alltel's landline business and merger with VALOR Communications Group, serving 3.4 million access lines in 16 states.  Windstream Corporation common stock begins trading on the New York Stock Exchange, and the company is listed on the S&P 500 index

  Alltel announces it will spin off its landline business and merge it with VALOR Communications Group

  Alltel purchases about 600,000 local customer lines in Kentucky from Verizon

  VALOR Telecom formed with the acquisition of telephone assets from GTE Southwest Corp

  Alltel merges with Standard Group, Inc. of Cornelia, Ga., adding 71,000 customer lines, and completes merger with Aliant Communications of Lincoln, Neb., gaining 293,000 customer lines and 70,000 long-distance customers

  Alltel begins offering its own long-distance service to customers for convenient bundled billing of services

  Alltel acquires GTE's Georgia service area with 320,000 lines and its directory publishing business in the state

  Allied and Mid-Continent Telephone Company of Ohio merge to form Alltel.  The combined company has 842,000 customer lines and is the nation's 5th largest local telephone company

  Allied Telephone Company is founded in Little Rock, Ark., and eventually serves rural communities in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Missouri