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LEXINGTON, N.C. – Telephone landline provider (NYSE: WIN) says its acquisition of Lexcom, a North Carolina telecommunications company with 23,000 access lines, has been completed.

The purchase of the Lexington, N.C.-based firm for $141 million was announced Sept. 9, and a Windstream news release said it was completed Tuesday.

Windstream laid off 5 percent of its work force earlier this fall.

The access lines acquired in the transaction also include about 9,000 high-speed Internet customers and about 12,000 cable TV customers, according to Windstream.

Windstream purchased earlier Concord, N.C.-based CTC Communications.

The company is the former landline business spun off from Alltel, which is now part of Verizon.