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Top 12 Stories in October: Bankruptcy Exits, Windstream Chief, AT&T DSL Flap

But what was No. 1?

Craig Galbraith

November 3, 2020

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A pair of high-profile bankruptcy exits – one done and one pending – continued to make big headlines in October.

The channel wonders what the future will hold for Frontier, as the communications giant prepares to emerge from chapter 11 early next year. Meanwhile, Windstream hopes to turn a chapter now that it is out from behind bankruptcy protection. Will it be a stronger company as it promises? And how will its channel fare?

Windstream also made news last month for introducing a new channel chief. But Brad Smith isn’t the only new channel boss in town. CCaaS provider Ujet also made headlines for doing the same.

There’s little doubt that 5G holds great promise, but the big carriers took heat for the speed of their nascent networks. AT&T also got pressure from its largest union and advocacy groups over discontinuing DSL service.

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But which story in October was No. 1? Bankruptcy exits? The 5G controversy?

Once you’ve clicked through the gallery below to see what was No. 1 in channel news for October, check out last month’s countdown featuring SD-WAN and SIP rankings, plus more Windstream.

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Craig Galbraith

Editorial Director, Channel Futures

Craig Galbraith is the editorial director for Channel Futures, joining the team in 2008. Before that, he spent more than 11 years as an anchor, reporter and managing editor in television newsrooms in North Dakota and Washington state. Craig is a proud Husky, having graduated from the University of Washington. He makes his home in the Phoenix area.

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