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Channel Conflict, Controversy: Windstream Agreements, Fusion Bankruptcy, Layoffs, AT&T Strike

Here's what the channel's been talking about.

Edward Gately

October 3, 2019

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Lots of people panned the final season of Game of Thrones; however, when it comes to high drama, the channel didn’t disappoint, offering a steady dose of, “Wow, did that really happen?”

Among the expected news of the day, such as new hires, breaking M&A and changes in channel strategy, there also are controversies that get the channel talking. There have been quite a few since our last channel controversies roundup in March.

Recent hubbub involves Windstream partners’ reaction to new agreement notices, Fusion Connect filing for chapter 11 bankruptcy, and channel executives jumping from one company to another.

Also, MSPs were hit with ransomware and Avaya continues to keep everyone guessing as to whether M&A is in its near future.

Grab some popcorn and click through the slides below to revisit the controversies and conflicts that have rocked the channel over the past several months.

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Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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