About Windstream

  • While Windstream’s annual revenue was around $5 billion in 2019, their net income was about $-3.2 billion.

  • Windstream’s Kinetic internet is a hybrid fiber and DSL internet solution.

  • Windstream is the result of a merger between Alltel’s landline phone division and Valor Communications Group.

  • Windstream offers broadband, digital TV, voice, and security services to consumers, small businesses, and enterprise organizations across the United States.

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Expert Overview of Windstream’s Services

Windstream is a DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) provider in Georgia, Texas, Kentucky, and 47 other states. They also offer fiber and fixed wireless in select areas. While they are currently focused on business services including Cloud-hosted VoIP and data storage, Windstream also offers broadband plans for residential customers in many areas. These plans include Internet, digital phone, and digital TV services, which can often be bundled together for a discount. Their DSL Internet is a common choice for customers in rural areas, and is often combined with TV service from their partner Dish Network.

Windstream DSL Network

For residential customers, Windstream usually delivers service via their DSL network. DSL stands for Digital Subscriber Line, and is the term for delivering Internet access via telephone lines. These twisted copper lines were designed for analog landline phones, but DSL hardware allows them to be used for sending digital data without disrupting voice signal, as older dial-up connections did. Because DSL tends to be slower than technologies like coaxial cable and fiber, Windstream DSL is often seen as an alternative that’s suitable for customers who otherwise might only have access to cellular or satellite connections.

Windstream “Kinetic” Internet

Windstream has recently been investing heavily in network upgrades and rolling out more fiber backbone in subscriber areas. This means that many Windstream customers can get hybrid fiber-DSL connections that are several times faster than older plans. Windstream has branded these as “Kinetic” connections, and these can provider a solid alternative to traditional cable for customers who have billing issues with their regional cable provider. These plans often bundle TV, phone, and Internet service together into one bill for a discount.

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Windstream Corporate Structure

Windstream was created in 2006 through a merger between Alltel’s landline phone division and Valor Communications Group. The corporation is formally known as Windstream Holdings, Inc., and is traded publicly as WIN. Windstream Holdings merged with EarthLink in 2016, and former Earthlink service areas were folded into the Windstream brand name.

Windstream Availability

Windstream’s rural availability is one of the better parts of the company, as they can often service customers with few other options. DSL is a popular technology for rural customers since virtually any home with landline phone wiring installed can get DSL from whatever company owns that line. For those customers in Windstream’s service area, the only question is how up to date the network is in that area to support the latest “Kinetic” speeds. Overall, Windstream has availability in states, making them one of the top 20 DSL providers in the USA.

Windstream Customer Service

If you have technical questions about your Windstream service, you’ll usually have the most luck calling into the primary support number, (800) 347-1991, for help. Likewise, if you’re looking to cancel your internet contract completely, the main phone number for Windstream customer service is best. Windstream business customers can contact the business support line at (800) 347-1991.

Availability by State

Alabama 147,444 1000mbps
Alaska 502 1000mbps
Arizona 59,285 1000mbps
Arkansas 279,503 1000mbps
California 535,449 1000mbps
Colorado 32,064 1000mbps
Connecticut 125,782 1000mbps
Delaware 24,521 1000mbps
District of Columbia 19,749 1000mbps
Florida 745,531 1000mbps
Georgia 1,701,885 1000mbps
Hawaii 7,712 1000mbps
Idaho 3,548 1000mbps
Illinois 149,292 1000mbps
Indiana 45,999 1000mbps
Iowa 547,023 1000mbps
Kansas 28,148 1000mbps
Kentucky 1,253,454 1000mbps
Louisiana 37,645 1000mbps
Maine 19,480 1000mbps
Maryland 139,237 1000mbps
Massachusetts 200,246 1000mbps
Michigan 136,052 1000mbps
Minnesota 142,772 1000mbps
Mississippi 49,867 1000mbps
Missouri 187,341 1000mbps
Montana 860 1000mbps
Nebraska 479,497 1000mbps
Nevada 46,981 1000mbps
New Hampshire 34,663 1000mbps
New Jersey 138,311 1000mbps
New Mexico 191,366 1000mbps
New York 728,213 1000mbps
North Carolina 1,117,590 1000mbps
North Dakota 942 1000mbps
Ohio 744,596 1000mbps
Oklahoma 355,154 1000mbps
Oregon 15,972 1000mbps
Pennsylvania 925,739 1000mbps
Rhode Island 1,041,359 1000mbps
South Carolina 195,166 1000mbps
South Dakota 1,559 1000mbps
Tennessee 74,953 1000mbps
Texas 1,341,684 1000mbps
Utah 29,004 1000mbps
Vermont 16,087 1000mbps
Virginia 209,774 1000mbps
Washington 31,934 1000mbps
West Virginia 4,050 1000mbps
Wisconsin 40,899 1000mbps
Wyoming 1,206 1000mbps

Cities and Towns Windstream Has Coverage

  • Alabaster, AL
  • Auburn, AL
  • Leeds, AL
  • Opelika, AL
  • Pelham, AL
  • Pell City, AL
  • Prattville, AL
  • Saraland, AL
  • Trussville, AL
  • Wetumpka, AL
  • Arkadelphia, AR
  • Conway, AR
  • Greenbrier, AR
  • Harrison, AR
  • Maumelle, AR
  • Searcy, AR
  • Texarkana, AR
  • Lake Havasu City, AZ
  • Tolleson, AZ
  • Agoura Hills, CA
  • Camp Pendleton, CA
  • El Segundo, CA
  • Emeryville, CA
  • Hawthorne, CA
  • La Mirada, CA
  • Laguna Woods, CA
  • Marina Del Rey, CA
  • Norco, CA
  • North Hollywood, CA
  • Porter Ranch, CA
  • Poway, CA
  • Rancho Cucamonga, CA
  • San Marcos, CA
  • Santa Fe Springs, CA
  • Sunland, CA
  • Tarzana, CA
  • Tustin, CA
  • West Hollywood, CA
  • Winchester, CA
  • Avon, CT
  • Bloomfield, CT
  • Danbury, CT
  • Enfield, CT
  • Farmington, CT
  • Manchester, CT
  • New Milford, CT
  • Newington, CT
  • North Haven, CT
  • Orange, CT
  • Shelton, CT
  • Southington, CT
  • Stamford, CT
  • Waterbury, CT
  • Willimantic, CT
  • Wilton, CT
  • Windsor, CT
  • Georgetown, DE
  • Alachua, FL
  • Atlantic Beach, FL
  • Bonita Springs, FL
  • Boynton Beach, FL
  • Dania, FL
  • Davenport, FL
  • Daytona Beach, FL
  • Debary, FL
  • Deerfield Beach, FL
  • Destin, FL
  • Fleming Island, FL
  • Gainesville, FL
  • Hallandale, FL
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Keystone Heights, FL
  • Lake City, FL
  • Lake Mary, FL
  • Live Oak, FL
  • Lynn Haven, FL
  • Maitland, FL
  • Mulberry, FL
  • North Miami Beach, FL
  • Oldsmar, FL
  • Orange Park, FL
  • Palm Beach Gardens, FL
  • Palm City, FL
  • Pembroke Pines, FL
  • Pompano Beach, FL
  • Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
  • Riverview, FL
  • Saint Augustine, FL
  • Saint Cloud, FL
  • Starke, FL
  • Wellington, FL
  • Wesley Chapel, FL
  • Windermere, FL
  • Acworth, GA
  • Albany, GA
  • Alpharetta, GA
  • Athens, GA
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Auburn, GA
  • Austell, GA
  • Blairsville, GA
  • Bonaire, GA
  • Byron, GA
  • Cairo, GA
  • Canton, GA
  • Chatsworth, GA
  • Chickamauga, GA
  • Clarkston, GA
  • Cleveland, GA
  • Commerce, GA
  • Cumming, GA
  • Dahlonega, GA
  • Dalton, GA
  • Dawsonville, GA
  • Douglas, GA
  • Duluth, GA
  • Eatonton, GA
  • Ellenwood, GA
  • Fitzgerald, GA
  • Fort Valley, GA
  • Gainesville, GA
  • Gray, GA
  • Grovetown, GA
  • Guyton, GA
  • Hampton, GA
  • Hinesville, GA
  • Hiram, GA
  • Hoschton, GA
  • Jasper, GA
  • Jefferson, GA
  • Jesup, GA
  • Jonesboro, GA
  • Kennesaw, GA
  • La Fayette, GA
  • Lithonia, GA
  • Milledgeville, GA
  • Monroe, GA
  • Moultrie, GA
  • Norcross, GA
  • Peachtree City, GA
  • Perry, GA
  • Rincon, GA
  • Ringgold, GA
  • Roswell, GA
  • Saint Marys, GA
  • Saint Simons Island, GA
  • Smyrna, GA
  • Snellville, GA
  • Stockbridge, GA
  • Summerville, GA
  • Suwanee, GA
  • Thomaston, GA
  • Thomasville, GA
  • Toccoa, GA
  • Tucker, GA
  • Warner Robins, GA
  • Watkinsville, GA
  • Winder, GA
  • Woodstock, GA
  • Clinton, IA
  • Coralville, IA
  • Newton, IA
  • Pella, IA
  • Bloomingdale, IL
  • Edwardsville, IL
  • Fairview Heights, IL
  • Lombard, IL
  • Melrose Park, IL
  • New Albany, IN
  • El Dorado, KS
  • Leawood, KS
  • Ashland, KY
  • Bardstown, KY
  • Benton, KY
  • Berea, KY
  • Burlington, KY
  • Campbellsville, KY
  • Columbia, KY
  • Corbin, KY
  • Elizabethtown, KY
  • Fort Thomas, KY
  • Frankfort, KY
  • Glasgow, KY
  • Grayson, KY
  • Hazard, KY
  • Hebron, KY
  • La Grange, KY
  • Lancaster, KY
  • Leitchfield, KY
  • Lexington, KY
  • London, KY
  • Manchester, KY
  • Maysville, KY
  • Monticello, KY
  • Morehead, KY
  • Mount Washington, KY
  • Nicholasville, KY
  • Prospect, KY
  • Richmond, KY
  • Scottsville, KY
  • Shelbyville, KY
  • Shepherdsville, KY
  • Somerset, KY
  • Taylorsville, KY
  • Versailles, KY
  • Winchester, KY
  • Denham Springs, LA
  • Westwego, LA
  • Agawam, MA
  • Billerica, MA
  • Boston, MA
  • Canton, MA
  • Danvers, MA
  • Dedham, MA
  • East Longmeadow, MA
  • Easthampton, MA
  • Foxboro, MA
  • Greenfield, MA
  • Hopkinton, MA
  • Hyannis, MA
  • Jamaica Plain, MA
  • North Dartmouth, MA
  • North Reading, MA
  • Norton, MA
  • Norwood, MA
  • Quincy, MA
  • Randolph, MA
  • Roxbury Crossing, MA
  • Saugus, MA
  • Shrewsbury, MA
  • Stoneham, MA
  • Webster, MA
  • Westborough, MA
  • Westfield, MA
  • Wilbraham, MA
  • Wilmington, MA
  • Winthrop, MA
  • Abingdon, MD
  • Annapolis, MD
  • Bethesda, MD
  • Chevy Chase, MD
  • Columbia, MD
  • Edgewater, MD
  • Elkridge, MD
  • Gaithersburg, MD
  • Glen Burnie, MD
  • Jessup, MD
  • Olney, MD
  • Towson, MD
  • Waldorf, MD
  • Portland, ME
  • Westbrook, ME
  • Allendale, MI
  • Auburn Hills, MI
  • Farmington, MI
  • Fort Gratiot, MI
  • Okemos, MI
  • Riverview, MI
  • South Lyon, MI
  • Southfield, MI
  • Troy, MI
  • Big Lake, MN
  • Buffalo, MN
  • Cambridge, MN
  • Elk River, MN
  • Princeton, MN
  • Willmar, MN
  • Zimmerman, MN
  • Bolivar, MO
  • Branson, MO
  • Chesterfield, MO
  • Hazelwood, MO
  • Maryland Heights, MO
  • Poplar Bluff, MO
  • Troy, MO
  • Florence, MS
  • Gautier, MS
  • Albemarle, NC
  • Cameron, NC
  • Charlotte, NC
  • China Grove, NC
  • Concord, NC
  • Cornelius, NC
  • Davidson, NC
  • Greenville, NC
  • Harrisburg, NC
  • Havelock, NC
  • Huntersville, NC
  • Indian Trail, NC
  • Kannapolis, NC
  • King, NC
  • Laurinburg, NC
  • Lexington, NC
  • Lillington, NC
  • Matthews, NC
  • Monroe, NC
  • Mooresville, NC
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Rutherfordton, NC
  • Salisbury, NC
  • Sanford, NC
  • Thomasville, NC
  • Wake Forest, NC
  • Waxhaw, NC
  • Winston Salem, NC
  • Beatrice, NE
  • Hastings, NE
  • Lincoln, NE
  • Bedford, NH
  • Claremont, NH
  • Londonderry, NH
  • Milford, NH
  • Portsmouth, NH
  • Butler, NJ
  • Elizabeth, NJ
  • Fort Lee, NJ
  • Hackensack, NJ
  • Madison, NJ
  • North Bergen, NJ
  • North Brunswick, NJ
  • Paramus, NJ
  • Parsippany, NJ
  • Pennsauken, NJ
  • Riverside, NJ
  • South Plainfield, NJ
  • Springfield, NJ
  • Voorhees, NJ
  • Wayne, NJ
  • Woodbridge, NJ
  • Carlsbad, NM
  • Espanola, NM
  • Hobbs, NM
  • Lovington, NM
  • Fernley, NV
  • Batavia, NY
  • Brentwood, NY
  • Brewster, NY
  • Camillus, NY
  • Carmel, NY
  • Clifton Park, NY
  • Deer Park, NY
  • Depew, NY
  • East Syracuse, NY
  • Fairport, NY
  • Fishkill, NY
  • Fredonia, NY
  • Fulton, NY
  • Glen Oaks, NY
  • Hamburg, NY
  • Hyde Park, NY
  • Jamestown, NY
  • Kew Gardens, NY
  • Latham, NY
  • Liverpool, NY
  • Long Island City, NY
  • Manlius, NY
  • New Paltz, NY
  • New York, NY
  • Ronkonkoma, NY
  • Stony Brook, NY
  • Vestal, NY
  • Webster, NY
  • White Plains, NY
  • Ashtabula, OH
  • Aurora, OH
  • Avon, OH
  • Beachwood, OH
  • Brecksville, OH
  • Canfield, OH
  • Chagrin Falls, OH
  • Chardon, OH
  • Conneaut, OH
  • Elyria, OH
  • Geneva, OH
  • Grafton, OH
  • Heath, OH
  • Hudson, OH
  • Independence, OH
  • Madison, OH
  • Middlefield, OH
  • Newark, OH
  • North Olmsted, OH
  • North Ridgeville, OH
  • North Royalton, OH
  • Northfield, OH
  • Oregon, OH
  • Stow, OH
  • Streetsboro, OH
  • Twinsburg, OH
  • Westlake, OH
  • Willoughby, OH
  • Broken Arrow, OK
  • Coweta, OK
  • Okmulgee, OK
  • Tulsa, OK
  • Wagoner, OK
  • Tualatin, OR
  • Apollo, PA
  • Bensalem, PA
  • Birdsboro, PA
  • Blue Bell, PA
  • Boyertown, PA
  • Bradford, PA
  • Bridgeville, PA
  • Bryn Mawr, PA
  • Denver, PA
  • Douglassville, PA
  • Du Bois, PA
  • Ephrata, PA
  • Fleetwood, PA
  • Franklin, PA
  • Gilbertsville, PA
  • Greensburg, PA
  • Greenville, PA
  • Hatfield, PA
  • Hermitage, PA
  • Indiana, PA
  • Irwin, PA
  • Jeannette, PA
  • Jenkintown, PA
  • Kennett Square, PA
  • King Of Prussia, PA
  • Kittanning, PA
  • Kutztown, PA
  • Lewisburg, PA
  • Lititz, PA
  • Macungie, PA
  • Manheim, PA
  • Mars, PA
  • Meadville, PA
  • Media, PA
  • Monroeville, PA
  • Newtown Square, PA
  • North Wales, PA
  • Sewickley, PA
  • Springfield, PA
  • State College, PA
  • Waynesburg, PA
  • Willow Grove, PA
  • Cumberland, RI
  • Middletown, RI
  • North Kingstown, RI
  • Riverside, RI
  • Wakefield, RI
  • Hanahan, SC
  • Inman, SC
  • Ladson, SC
  • Lexington, SC
  • Mauldin, SC
  • Mount Pleasant, SC
  • North Charleston, SC
  • West Columbia, SC
  • Franklin, TN
  • Madison, TN
  • Nashville, TN
  • Andrews, TX
  • Balch Springs, TX
  • Brazoria, TX
  • Cedar Hill, TX
  • Cypress, TX
  • Dumas, TX
  • Granbury, TX
  • Huntsville, TX
  • Joshua, TX
  • Kaufman, TX
  • Kerrville, TX
  • Levelland, TX
  • Liberty, TX
  • Magnolia, TX
  • Mckinney, TX
  • Missouri City, TX
  • Nacogdoches, TX
  • Princeton, TX
  • Richmond, TX
  • Southlake, TX
  • Stafford, TX
  • Sugar Land, TX
  • Texarkana, TX
  • Webster, TX
  • Annandale, VA
  • Arlington, VA
  • Bristow, VA
  • Chantilly, VA
  • Dumfries, VA
  • Gainesville, VA
  • Glen Allen, VA
  • Henrico, VA
  • Herndon, VA
  • Leesburg, VA
  • Mc Lean, VA
  • Midlothian, VA
  • Newport News, VA
  • Oakton, VA
  • Reston, VA
  • Williamsburg, VA
  • Burlington, VT
  • Essex Junction, VT
  • Rutland, VT
  • South Burlington, VT
  • New Berlin, WI

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Frequently Asked Questions about Windstream

  • Can I get Windstream Internet without phone service?

    Yes, Windstream has Internet only plans ranging from $45 for 50 Mbps to $75 for 1000 Mbps.