This map, compiled from traffic to this weblog, paints an approximate picture of the distribution of problems from today's Windstream outage. More official news (though sparse) is at the news.windstream.com site.
From the WindstreamCommunications page on Facebook, about 4 p.m:
Service update: Our technicians continue to troubleshoot the issue in an attempt to resolve. We apologize for the inconvenience and will provide another update in an hour.
From the Charlotte Observer: Windstream customers, company report outage
A number of Windstream Corp. customers in the greater Charlotte area are experiencing service outages affected by what the company is calling “a widespread outage affecting long-distance and toll-free call processing.” The outage occurred around 11:30 a.m., said company spokesman David Avery. Though the Arkansas-based company hasn’t stated how far the outage extends, posts on Twitter and Facebook suggest the outage is multi-state.