Windstream Communications was founded in 2000 to take over the assets that Verizon was selling flowing its acquisition of GTE Southwest.
The company went public in 2005, trading on the NASDAQ.
In 2006 Valor acquired the telephone operations of Alltel. Following this acquisition, the company was renamed Windstream.
From 2007 to 2011 the company acquired many smaller companies, each time expanding its presence and the area covered by its services.
Today Windstream provides communications and technology services to business and residential customers in the United States.
Windstream trades on the NASDAQ, is a member of the S&P 500, and is #414 in the Fortune 500. The company has 13,434 employees and had $5.99 billion in revenue in 2013.