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The Week’s Top 7 Stories: A Bankpruptcy Extravaganza

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… with her appointment. The answer was an emphatic “no.” She plans to continue the work of Zee Hussain, whose departure, we learn, was something he expected when he first took the position. However, he said it was bittersweet that rapid growth of the program led him to enter the next phase of his career more quickly than he thought.

Check out the story, which includes comments from Marx, Hussain and new Partner Exchange leader Sara Straley.

1. Windstream to Cut Partners, Increase Commissions During Bankruptcy

Now that’s quite the headline. It’s good news for a select few partners, and quite bad for others.

The company, in the midst of aforementioned bankprutcy proceedings, said that it will reduce its partner base by 15 percent.

In the meantime, the partners that sell “strategic products” will earn increased commissions. SD-WAN and UCaaS come to mind as key strategic products for the CLEC.

Curt Allen, Windstream Enterprise’s president of strategic channels, fielded questions from Edward Gately about the bankruptcy and what partners should expect.

Check out the Q&A.

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