Thread regarding Windstream Corp. layoffs

"Windstream adds 60K new wholesale fiber locations"

https://www.fiercetelecom.com/operators/windstream-adds-60k-new-wholesale-fiber-locations?

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"Windstream’s Wholesale division expanded its fiber footprint to 60,000 new locations in its 18-state footprint. The company said that this is part of its $2 billion, multi-year fiber expansion project. Windstream also said that its fiber network is now open to wholesale partners who can then sell it to their business customers."
"Windstream added 60,000 net new broadband customers in 2020 and also extended its gigabit services to 589,000 locations across its footprint."

This is confusing. It looks to me like Windstream is just adding all its new residential fiber customers to pad Windstream Wholesale's location counts.

What wholesale client is going to lease fiber to provide a homeowner service?

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They’re counting every existing customer that had an adtran router and they replaced it with a Cisco. The smarter customers replaced windstream altogether. I feel bad for those who are stuck with WS as their best option.

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Post ID: @ndye+19TWBB98

Pretty sure it is gpon yeah. Also remember they aren't counting terminals they are counting addresses passed.

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Post ID: @4zdv+19TWBB98

Theyve got to be counting all the gpon terminals. I know they sell wholesale through those now.

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Post ID: @3btx+19TWBB98

I wouldn't use any windstream service for any reason at all

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Post ID: @3lfp+19TWBB98

They must be counting each handhole as a "fiber location"

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Post ID: @2uxh+19TWBB98

@smk+19TWBB98 They are so busy raking in business with this announcement that it will be months before u get an answer! In fact, they’re going to have to hire thousands of new employees to handle all this, believe it, it’s all the truth.

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Post ID: @1bvy+19TWBB98

I tried to call their wholesale group...3 week and counting without a response ...well I did get a lot of junk mail from LL

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