union co res

Dawsonville, GA

#1 Mar 14, 2013
windstream sucks
city-boy

Blairsville, GA

#2 Mar 15, 2013
windstream does not suck it is the worst internet connection in the U. S. so by saying it sucks you have elevated it . it is lower than whale poop now that is low !
windstream agrees

Alto, GA

#3 Mar 15, 2013
Posted: Saturday, March 9th 2013 at 5:22pm
Windstream sets to silence internet speed woes
By Martin Dotson Staff

ATLANTA, GA - Internet speed woes from Windstream customers will soon be a thing of the past in parts of Northeast Georgia, according to statements from company officials.

CBS-Atlanta reported Windstream Communications is committed to solving its internet speed problems, looking to spend $14 million in 2013 to upgrade its broadband network in Georgia.

Bettye Willis, Regional Vice-President of the Arkansas based company, told teh TV station that Windstream's investment will improve service to customers in two-thirds of the communities it serves. She pointed out, however, that not every customer in each community will see upgrades.

"We're asking our customers to be patient with us because we're on it. We understand that they have issues and we're working to upgrade their network," said Willis.

A recent study by the Federal Communications Commission found Windstream was the worst in providing advertised broadband speeds, only doing so 81 percent of the time.

The company has been plagued with complaints of slow internet speeds for years, and according to the Governor's Office of Communications, there is an open investigation into Windstream for possible consumer law violations.

Willis suggested customers who believe they're not getting the service they're paying for should contact the company for a possible discount.

Link: Click here for details on Windstream's upgrade plans
Mountaingirl

Dawsonville, GA

#4 Mar 19, 2013
OK-this may take a bit of patience (I got cut off twice) and I know it does not help increase the internet speed but....call Windstream and ask for the Loyalty Department (especially set up for this problem). They gave me a $10/month phone discount as well as a $10/month internet discount for the next 12 months. This lets me know that the problem will not be fixed anytime soon.
citizen

Jefferson, GA

#5 Mar 19, 2013
I'm hitting top speed of 11.0 mpbs, hey thats not bad(roll eyes) I pay for 56...they told me they had a disclaimer at the bottom of statement about outages, and they could not prorate.... Should I call the FTC???This has been an ongoing problem for months!!!
WL blairsville

Macedonia, OH

#6 Mar 19, 2013
Windstream needs a class action lawsuit to get its head out of its butt.
i just stumbled in here

Campbellsville, KY

#7 Aug 3, 2013
yea im from KY and im on hold with windstream now as im typing, trying to reach the loyalty dept... i was googling and found your discussion... ugh... i pay $62/mo for a half meg connection and have been doing so for 3 1/2 years... shoot me.... so far today trying to reach this dept ive spent over 30 min on hold and been disconnected once... this is crazy...

i know im too far away to be posting here.... but im on hold so its keeping me entertained....

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#8 Aug 3, 2013
i just stumbled in here wrote:
yea im from KY and im on hold with windstream now as im typing, trying to reach the loyalty dept... i was googling and found your discussion... ugh... i pay $62/mo for a half meg connection and have been doing so for 3 1/2 years... shoot me.... so far today trying to reach this dept ive spent over 30 min on hold and been disconnected once... this is crazy...
i know im too far away to be posting here.... but im on hold so its keeping me entertained....
Doesn't matter where you live the service stink. Not like we can go to another vendor and they know it!
again

Dahlonega, GA

#9 Aug 4, 2013
Evidently they're having trouble again today.
Not happy either

Mount Airy, GA

#10 Aug 21, 2013
ACOG wrote:
<quoted text>Doesn't matter where you live the service stink. Not like we can go to another vendor and they know it!
Why aren't we allowed to use other services. I realize there are no other companies around here to select from. Is this a FTC type rule? Why does Windstream have such a monopoly on phone services in this area?
Worry

Mount Airy, GA

#11 Aug 21, 2013
Not happy either wrote:
<quoted text>
Why aren't we allowed to use other services. I realize there are no other companies around here to select from. Is this a FTC type rule? Why does Windstream have such a monopoly on phone services in this area?

Because Windstream is the company that built the phone system in north georgia and elsewhere. They installed the land lines and own them. The FTC is the regulator and only enters into the situation when competition becomes available.
Everyone with land line phone service had no choice but to use Windstream back before cable, fiber, and satelite offerings became available.


Example--Cable tv companies are now allowed to offer phone services as well as internet services. Satelite tv also offers same services as does anyone with fiber run to their home.

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#12 Aug 21, 2013
Worry wrote:
<quoted text>
Because Windstream is the company that built the phone system in north georgia and elsewhere. They installed the land lines and own them. The FTC is the regulator and only enters into the situation when competition becomes available.
Everyone with land line phone service had no choice but to use Windstream back before cable, fiber, and satelite offerings became available.
Example--Cable tv companies are now allowed to offer phone services as well as internet services. Satelite tv also offers same services as does anyone with fiber run to their home.
If I remember right (I could be wrong) but wasn't the phone company ALLTEL here first?
neighbor

Carnesville, GA

#13 Aug 21, 2013
ACOG wrote:
<quoted text>
If I remember right (I could be wrong) but wasn't the phone company ALLTEL here first?
Standard Telephone Co.
Worry

Blairsville, GA

#14 Aug 21, 2013
ACOG wrote:
<quoted text>
If I remember right (I could be wrong) but wasn't the phone company ALLTEL here first?

Windstream bought out Alltel.
neighbor

Cornelia, GA

#15 Aug 21, 2013
Worry wrote:
<quoted text>
Windstream bought out Alltel.
Alltel Bought out Standard.
well

Cleveland, GA

#18 Aug 21, 2013
I wish somebody would buy out Windstream.
Calling bs

Dahlonega, GA

#19 Aug 21, 2013
Hey progressives,how's that hopy changy thing working for you?
http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/fiber-opti...
union co res

Dahlonega, GA

#20 Aug 21, 2013
Worry wrote:
<quoted text>
Windstream bought out Alltel.
windstream did not buy alltel.alltel form windstream for land lines and alltel was the cell phone co.then alltel was sold.
Not happy either

Dahlonega, GA

#21 Aug 23, 2013
Worry wrote:
<quoted text>Because Windstream is the company that built the phone system in north georgia and elsewhere. They installed the land lines and own them. The FTC is the regulator and only enters into the situation when competition becomes available.
Everyone with land line phone service had no choice but to use Windstream back before cable, fiber, and satelite offerings became available.


Example--Cable tv companies are now allowed to offer phone services as well as internet services. Satelite tv also offers same services as does anyone with fiber run to their home.
Interesting, I thought I read somewhere that AT&T had to provide the fibers but aren't allowed to provide the services and that they actually have to sell their services to Windstream and other phone companies throughout the nation at a significantly reduced price due to the FTC regulations. This way it prevents AT&T from having a monopoly and giving other companies fair competition. Sounds a little confusing to me. I would at least like a choice of providers. Thanks for the info.

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