Windstream seeks fixed-asset trust

Move, if OK’d, will spin off real estate, some copper and fiber networks

Posted: July 30, 2014 at 3:02 a.m.

Windstream Holdings Inc. shares surged 12 percent Tuesday after the company said it would spin off some of its assets into a publicly traded real estate investment trust.

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