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Windstream Introduces Professional Bundle for Small Businesses

Monday, July 02, 2012

Windstream Introduces Professional Bundle for Small Businesses11:56 EDT Monday, July 02, 2012LITTLE ROCK, Ark., July 2, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Windstream (Nasdaq:WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications, today announced the availability of its latest bundled offering for small and mid-sized businesses—the Windstream Professional Bundle. For a flat monthly fee, the Windstream Professional Bundle includes business-class Internet and unlimited phone service, 24x7 computer repair and replacement of broken components, Internet security, online backup of critical business data, as well as a custom built website for the customer and one hour of monthly design services by Windstream's web experts. "Many small businesses do not have the specialized staff to support their IT needs, nor the design team to build and maintain their own websites," said Don Perkins, vice president of Business Marketing, Windstream. "With Windstream's Professional Bundle, we help customers significantly reduce expense and complexity associated with computer repair and website maintenance. With the Professional Bundle, customers can leverage the full power of a professionally built and maintained website, while making IT simple and affordable, so they can focus on operating their businesses." Windstream's Business Bundles offer flexible, cost-efficient services that are customized to meet the specific needs of a business. Customers work with Windstream to choose from a variety of options to build solutions that are right for their businesses. Windstream's Professional Bundle includes: Business-Class Internet with speeds up to 24 Mbps available Business-Class Phone Services with unlimited voice and calling features 24x7 Tech on Demand computer repair and support Virus and Data Protection Three-Page Website built by Windstream website experts One hour of monthly website consultation and maintenance for updates and edits OneList web address submission to more than 40 online directories and GPS navigation systems—such as Google, MSN, and Yahoo Mobile website design and support "Our small business customers typically have at least one thing common: Their primary goals are to control expenses and grow their businesses," said Perkins. "Windstream's Business Bundles are designed to give these customers peace of mind in knowing that they are protected from major out-of-pocket expenses, they have a predictable monthly bill—from just one service provider—and that they have the data, phone and network solutions that they need to succeed."About Windstream Windstream Corp. (Nasdaq:WIN) is a leading provider of advanced network communications, including cloud computing and managed services, to businesses nationwide. The company also offers broadband, phone and digital TV services to consumers primarily in rural areas. Windstream has more than $6 billion in annual revenues and is listed on the S&P 500 index. For more information, visit www.windstream.com. The Windstream Corporation logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=7044CONTACT: Alice Hartnett 704-887-0327 alice.hartnett@windstream.com