In 1943 Allied Telephone is founded in Little Rock, Ark, and in 1983 Allied and Mid-Continent merged to form ALLTEL. Today Alltel is America's leading high speed telecommunications operator. All together, ALLTEL offers telecommunications and information services to more than 15 million customers in 36 states. The company provides local wire-line services to 3 million subscribers, mostly in rural areas in 15 states. The firm runs its business as a competitive local-exchange carrier (CLEC) in nine states and offers long-distance services to virtually 2 million customers, as well as high speed Internet access and paging services. ALLTEL's wireless operations serve nearly 11 million customers in 34 states following expansion and growth through acquisitions. The company has recently launched its wire-line phone operations as a new company given a name of Windstream Corporation.
ALLTEL's Business Highlights
ALLTEL, once an Independent Rural Telephone company, is now the 5th Largest Wireless provider in the US. ALLTEL is continuing to grow as a company through strategic acquisitions, customer focus, and a dedicated team of committed people. This ever-changing business continues to challenge the company as it strives for excellence. The Information services business is growing and provides efficiency tools to the communications business. The company expands its array of high speed data services offering DSL Internet, cable internet, broadband internet and other internet related services across America.