The Week’s Top Stories: CenturyLink Slashing Exec Pay, Happy Windstream Partners

Top Stories

… firsthand observations that are invaluable for partners making tough decisions about their portfolios.

Read Malone’s blog.

1. Windstream Keeps Big Masters Happy During Bankruptcy Process

Several partners praised the carrier last week, bucking a trend of complaints about Windstream’s chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.

Although the feedback wasn’t unanimous – as an earlier outcry from some of the smaller shops indicated – larger companies including Avant, Telarus, Sandler Partners and WTG told Channel Partners that they have been treated fairly. Despite Windstream’s consolidation of its various partner agreements into one, the program remains “financially compelling” for one master agent and its subagents.

This story, as well as our gallery recapping the sequence of events in the bankruptcy saga, got the most attention this week.

Read Edward Gately’s latest installment of the drama.

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