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I recently spoke at a Windstream meeting and helped them think about the changing industry and what's coming next. Preparing for that speech opened my eyes to how fast this company -- and, in fact, the entire industry sector -- is changing. Windstream and CenturyLink are in the process of transforming themselves from two of the lesser known tier-two local phone companies to larger and more important competitors in the No. 3 and 4 spots right behind AT&T and Verizon. How successful and innovative will these rapidly growing companies become is the question.
When CenturyLink's acquisition of Qwest (we call them Qworst) is complete, I pray that we will get and have services and pricing like they have been promising for years and the rest of the civilized world has . . . if not better! Qwest has been sitting on their hands for decades and having been a USWest (preQwest) employee and seeing what Philip Anschutz was allowed to get away with the merger of Qwest and USW, this should be very interesting. Time to play real ball boys, not just pretend.