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Document and Entity Information - shares
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2018
Aug. 06, 2018
Entity Information [Line Items]    
Entity Registrant Name Windstream Holdings, Inc.  
Entity Central Index Key 0001282266  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Jun. 30, 2018  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2018  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2  
Amendment Flag false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   42,938,115
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer Yes  
Entity Voluntary Filers No  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Windstream Services, LLC    
Entity Information [Line Items]    
Entity Registrant Name Windstream Services, LLC  
Entity Central Index Key 0001585644  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Filer Category Non-accelerated Filer  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Jun. 30, 2018  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2018  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2  
Amendment Flag false  
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer Yes  
Entity Voluntary Filers No  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes