Congressman Collins versus Windstream

According to a recent press release from 9th District Congressman Doug Collin’s office, there is continual pressure  on Windstream to follow through on federally funded upgrades to their internet service in Northeast Georgia.

Today, Congressman Doug Collins sent a letter to Windstream CEO Tony Thomas to follow up on previous concerns and emphasize the growing number of complaints from Windstream customers in Northeast Georgia. Congressman Collins has been actively working to hold Windstream accountable since coming to Congress, and has repeatedly requested answers and demanded better service on behalf of his constituents.

There is some evidence that the pressure is working as I was paying for 10 mbps service and regularly receiving less than 3 mbps. Once Rep. Collins got involved I received an unsolicited call from Windstream advising that 25 mbps service was now available and at no more cost. After a technician’s visit, I receive 18-21 mbps during working hours with 25 mbps in the middle of the night.

Congressman Collins went on to say,

“The Customer Service employees Windstream has on the front lines are well aware that they are working with an insufficient product, and they do their best to help customers, but the real problems are clearly with the infrastructure. There is a distinct possibility that the networks are over capacity, and utilize outdated technology. Because Windstream has preferred tax status from the IRS, and has accepted taxpayer money from the Connect America Fund, they need to be held accountable to Congress and Northeast Georgians.”

While some Congressional Representatives are not responsive to their constituents, that certainly isn’t the case in Georgia’s 9th Congressional District. Read the complete press release.

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theappalachian
theappalachian

http://imgur.com/eEFj9Wi

This image is from a few months ago at a Windstream store front in Collins’ district.

gcp
gcp

Collins needs more than Windstream and criticism of Broun’s ethics to win reelection.

The Eiger
The Eiger

You think he’s in that much trouble? I think Barry Loudermilk has a harder reelect than Doug does.

gcp
gcp

Two out of three Collins radio commercials and much of his debate discussion dealt with Broun’s ethics. Meanwhile the three non Broun candidates are talking issues. Collins needs to change tactics.

Will Durant
Will Durant

Issues like rainwater that falls in Georgia belongs to Georgia? How much more conservative can Collins vote and not be so far right that he slides off of Broun’s flat earth?

Noway2016
Noway2016

Eiger, what are you hearing about Barry’s race? I’m in his district and am hearing nada! I know the Cowan opponent. Smart, from a good family, etc…

The Eiger
The Eiger

Exactly, I’m not hearing anything from Barry. There are Cowan signs every where. Now, signs don’t win elections, but it does show a level of organization and support that it takes to win elections. The difference in Barry’s race and Doug’s race is that there seems to be a more united front against Barry. All of his opponents are saying the same thing about him. He promised to vote against Boehner for Speaker and he voted for him. That’s why you never make stupid campaign promises and if you do you better keep it. If I had to bet I… Read more »

gcp
gcp

The similarity between the two races is that Collins and Loudermilk are both relatively new congressmen. Collins is seeking his third term and Loudermilk is seeking second term. Much easier to defeat a new guy as opposed to beating a Johnny Isakson who has been around forever.

The Eiger
The Eiger

Very true. I will say that Barry has an extremely difficult district to make happy. He has Bartow and Cherokee counties to make happy. The primary electorate there are Tea Party, anti-Washington, kick the bums out people. They also voted for Trump and Cruz. The Vinings area of Cobb and Buckhead and Sandy Springs part of his district voted for Rubio and just want Washington to work and not be in gridlock. They are more of the chamber of commerce republicans versus the grassroots anti-Washington crowd. Those are two very hard constituencies to keep happy at the same time. No… Read more »