Windstream Corporation provides communications and technology solutions in the United States. The company offers business services, as well as provides broadband, voice, and video services to consumers primarily in rural markets. It offers business data services, including multi-site networking, high-speed Internet access; data center services; carrier services, such as Ethernet transport, and special access services, which provide access and network transport services to end users; and telephone services, as well as sells customized communications equipment systems to business customers. The company also provides consumer broadband services, including high-speed Internet, online backup services, and Internet security services; telephone services, which include call waiting, caller identification, and call forwarding; and video services, as well as sells broadband modems, home networking gateways, personal computers, and home phones. In addition, it offers wholesale services, which include switched access services to long-distance companies and other local exchange carriers for access to the company’s network in connection with the completion of long-distance calls; and receives compensation from wireless and other local exchange carriers for the use of its facilities. Further, the company sells network equipment to contractors on a wholesale. As of December 31, 2011, its network consisted of approximately 115,000 of fiber optic plant in fiber backbone and local service areas. The company is based in Little Rock, Arkansas.