Windstream (, a privately held communications and software company, has been recognized as a Morningstar Sustainalytics ESG Industry Top Rated company and a Regional Top Rated company in 2023. This is the second consecutive year that Windstream has been recognized in the telecommunications services industry and in the region of the United States and Canada by Morningstar Sustainalytics, a leading global ESG (environmental, social and governance) research and ratings firm.

Windstream ranked fourth out of 224 companies on the telecommunications industry list as of Jan. 31. It was the only U.S. telecom to make the Top Rated list.

“Windstream is proud to be recognized as an Industry Top Rated company and as a Regional Top Rated company for the second year in a row,” said Tony Thomas, Windstream president and CEO. “Our ongoing commitment to progress on ESG factors is an important demonstration of good citizenship as well as a key to creating value for our stakeholders.”

Windstream Holdings is a privately held communications and software company. Windstream offers managed communications services, including SD-WAN and UCaaS, and high-capacity bandwidth and transport services to businesses across the U.S. The company also provides premium broadband, entertainment and security services through an enhanced fiber network to consumers and small and midsize businesses primarily in rural areas in 18 states. Additional information is available at