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Windstream Dealer Manager Christopher Shubert Selected as a PHONE+ Top Channel Manager

September 20, 2010

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Sept. 20, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PHONE+ magazine, a resource for the telecommunications indirect sales channel, announced at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Washington, D.C., Monday that Windstream District Dealer Manager Christopher Shubert has been selected as a Top 15 Channel Manager.

The results of this contest are published today on the PHONE+ Web site at, and winners will be profiled in the November issue of PHONE+ magazine.

PHONE+ is proud to honor Shubert as one of the Top 15 Channel Managers. These telecom professionals were nominated by master agents, subagents and independent agents and selected by a poll of PHONE+ readers Aug. 16-27.

Shubert, a nine-year veteran, supports some of Windstream's largest agents and credits his success to both his agents and his support team.

"I couldn't be more proud of Shubert's growth over the last nine years. He has been instrumental in the growth of the master agent program," said Dan Sterling, VP Channel Sales for Windstream.

"This year's contest was especially competitive," said PHONE+ Editor in Chief Khali Henderson. "There were 133 nominees and more than a thousand votes. The enthusiastic response is a testament to the value the channel places on the stand-out channel managers in the industry. PHONE+ is pleased to be able to recognize them for their excellence."

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About Windstream

Windstream Corp. (Nasdaq:WIN), headquartered in Little Rock, Ark., is an S&P 500 company with communications operations in 23 states and about $4 billion in annual revenues. Windstream provides phone, high-speed Internet and high-definition digital TV services. The company also offers a wide range of IP-based voice and data services and advanced phone systems and equipment to businesses and government agencies. For more information about Windstream, visit

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About PHONE+

PHONE+ magazine is the country's leading publication for communication distribution channels. For more than two decades, PHONE+ has been the undisputed leader in providing news and analysis to alternate distribution channels serving the communications industry. It is the unrivaled resource for resellers, aggregators, agents, brokers, VARs, systems integrators, interconnects and dealers that provide network-based communications and computing services and associated CPE, applications and professional services. PHONE+ includes a monthly print publication, a Web resource ( and a weekly newsletter.

About the Channel Partners Conference & Expo

Hosted by PHONE+ magazine, the Channel Partners Conference & Expo is the telecom industry's only event exclusively for the channel. The fall event is taking place this week in Washington DC. The spring conference is set for March 13-15, 2010, at the Aria in Las Vegas. For more information, visit

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