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Uniti, Windstream Explore Swap Deal

July 12, 2019


The latest development in the Windstream/Aurelius/Uniti saga is an interesting attempt to resolve things. Uniti and Windstream are apparently talking about a swap deal aimed at, you know, making everyone happy.

If such talks were successful, Windstream would get a renegotiated lease, lowering its annual payments to Uniti to use the infrastructure it spun off with them back in 2015. Uniti would get some additional ‘surplus assets’ as well as perhaps an extension of the lease and/or an upfront payment. That could mean more fiber, this time possibly not exclusively leased to Windstream but available to lease to third parties etc.

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