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Tuesday, 06 March 2018 10:44

Bob Gunderman, CFO of Windstream, told investors during the company’s fourth-quarter earnings call that the service provider sees potential in selling some of the assets in its network.

“We believe we still have significant asset value to monetize within our fiber assets that we own outright, and we've been very active in discussions around that opportunity,” Gunderman said during the earnings call. “We continue to dialogue with multiple parties about potential transactions. And while nothing has been completed or announced at this point, we remain optimistic about our opportunities to monetize some of that fiber portfolio.”

While he would not provide any specific details about what sorts of assets could be sold, Gunderman said that the service provider would be divesting portions of the fiber network.

Windstream’s fiber network consists of 150,000 fiber route miles nationwide and 16,000 lit fiber on-net buildings.

“The opportunities will more likely be smaller transactions on a maybe a more regular basis rather than a very large transaction, for example, with one party,” Gundermand said. “But again, the interest lever remains high, and we continue to be optimistic about our opportunities there.