According to FierceTelecom.com, rural telephone company Windstream will be closing roughly half their stores by the end of February. They will close about 30 retail stores over 11 states.
The following are comments on this by Telecom Analyst Jeff Kagan.
"Windstream is a well run telephone company that has been seeing strong growth over the last few years thanks to mergers and acquisitions. However the marketplace is changing and so is growth. Local phone companies are struggling if they are not expanding into other business lines. Will Windstream look different going forward?" asks Jeff Kagan Tech Analyst.
"Many customers prefer to do business and pay their bills online. So this move to close stores will let the company save money and makes sense." Says Kagan. "One has to wonder however about the customers who don't have the ability to pay and do business online. Will this will cause any new problems for Windstream going forward?"
"Windstream growth has been more through acquisitions. What about organic growth? What will Windstream look like going forward either through acquisitions or organically? So far acquisitions, changes and growth have been on the business side of the market. Will that continue?" asks Kagan.
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