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Windstream offers affordable, high-performance Internet for small businesses through Ethernet Internet Access

January 27, 2009

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Small and medium businesses can now take advantage of Windstream's (NYSE: WIN) Ethernet Internet Access, a high-bandwidth Internet solution that is cost-effective and easy to use.

Unlike cable modems, Ethernet Internet Access delivers equal downstream and upstream speeds to make transferring large data files and e-mail attachments quick and efficient. Even better, the Internet bandwidth is dedicated to the business providing consistent performance and throughput any time - day or night.

Ethernet technology provides a significantly lower cost and a far simpler alternative to traditional data circuits for businesses that desire the reliability and performance of a dedicated Internet connection. Upgrading with additional bandwidth to keep pace with a company's growing Internet needs is now easy and significantly less expensive for the small business owner.

This affordable solution was developed with the Internet needs of small businesses in mind. Windstream Ethernet Internet Access enables businesses to leverage the power of Internet-based resources to improve productivity and drive down operating costs and is available in speeds ranging from 3 to 10 Megabytes (MB) per second in most markets. Windstream's reliable network also keeps businesses running with 24/7 technical support.

"The flexibility of Ethernet Internet Access is tailored specifically for small and medium businesses," said Don Perkins, Windstream vice president of product marketing. "It enables our customers to choose the Internet bandwidth they need and packages it together with Windstream's high-speed Ethernet access at an affordable price."

Customers can bundle Ethernet Internet Access with other Windstream business productivity solutions, such as Web hosting, online data storage, managed security and virtual private networking.

Ethernet Internet Access is now available in all 16 states Windstream serves. For pricing and to contact a sales representative, go to or call 800-843-9214.

About Windstream

Windstream Corporation is an S&P 500 company that provides digital phone, high-speed Internet and high-definition video and entertainment services to residential and business customers in 16 states. The company has approximately 3.1 million access lines and about $3.2 billion in annual revenues. For more information, visit