A majority of PAETEC shareholders voted yes to Windstream's offer. It looks like Level3 and EarthLink won't be grabbing Paetec. There are other CLEC's to grab, especially Icahn's XO that just let 400 employees go.
Meanwhile, Network Billing Systems (NBS), "a fully-integrated telecommunications service provider, is expanding its MPLS network by partnering up with Windstream in an effort to expand the delivery of value added services to customers. The Network-to-Network Interface (NNI) with Windstream's advanced MPLS IP network will allow NBS to offer MPLS via Ethernet and T1 connectivity." [press release on TMC]