Windstream Compared to DIRECTV

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About Windstream Communications

Wind Stream is one of the largest providers of telecommunications services in the United States. They provide home phone services, digital TV packages and high-speed Internet plans to homes in rural communities. Business class solutions for data, voice and video are offered to businesses and government agencies, as well.

Windstream Communications Services

Wind Stream partners with DISH Network to provide digital TV packages. Additionally, various high-speed Internet packages and home phone plans are offered to residents and businesses.

High-Speed Internet

Multiple Internet plans are offered, each with their own speeds and prices, in addition to a variety of online security packages.

  • Plans – High-speed Internet plans can range from speeds of up to 3 Mbps to 24 Mbps.
  • Security Packages – Different Internet security packages are offered with features like privacy protection and PC repair options.

Digital TV

Wind Stream offers multiple package options for customers interested in Digital TV service. Through a partnership with DISH Network, customers can also access the Hopper and DISH Anywhere features.

  • TV Packages – Hundreds of channels are available to customers.
  • The Hopper – HD DVR service capable of recording thousands of hours of programming, recording multiple shows at the same time, and more.
  • DISH Anywhere – Customers can access thousands of On Demand titles, live TV and DVR recordings on mobile devices and computer through the DISH Anywhere app.

Home Phone

Windstream home phone plans are also available with nationwide calling options and calling features which include:

  • Caller ID
  • Call Waiting
  • Call Forward


Windstream can also offer electronics including tablets and computers, audio and video equipment, and additional devices. Home security hardware, phones, audio accessories, printers – customers can opt for a monthly payment plan, as well.

Windstream Communications Availability

Windstream can be found in the following states, which are listed below. Click one of the links to learn more about the services featured.

MissouriNebraskaNew MexicoNew York
North CarolinaOhioOklahomaPennsylvania
South CarolinaTennesseeTexas

Deciding between Windstream and DIRECTV

Whether you are trying to start a family or looking to break ground on a business, it's important to consider all of your options when it comes to comparing service providers in your area. Windstream offers many of the services homes and businesses rely on, but it's not the only option and it may not be the best available. Find out how Windstream compares to DIRECTV in order to make an informed decision.

Sources and Research

Data Collected 11/10/2014 from http://www.windstream.com/