Windstream Iowa Communications (formerly Iowa Telecommunications Services, aka Iowa Telecom) provides a variety of communications services to residents of the Hawkeye State, as well as customers in Minnesota. It primarily provides local, long-distance, and Internet services to residential and business customers. Windstream Iowa Communications also offers wholesale and carrier services to other telecom providers. The company operates as an incumbent local carrier in Iowa. It operates in Minnesota through its Lakedale Link and EN-TEL subsidiaries. The company was acquired by Windstream for about $1.2 billion in mid-2010. Its name was subsequently changed from Iowa Telecommunications to Windstream Iowa Communications.