So it is that Windstream is pondering a sale of the data center business it purchased in 2010.
That will free up capital Windstream can deploy elsewhere, but might also dent its enterprise revenue streams. Windstream earns nearly 80 percent of its revenue from the business segment.
In its second quarter of 2015, Windstream had revenues of $1.4 billion. Consumer revenues represented just $314 million--about 22 percent--of total revenues.
Since about 2010, both Windstream and similar profile service provider Frontier Communications have earned most of their money in the business segment, despite the continuing preponderance of consumer accounts.