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Windstream Awarded Air Force Contract to Supply Fiber Service at Robins Air Force Base

September 30, 2014

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Sept. 30, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Windstream (Nasdaq:WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications, announced today that it has been awarded a contract by the United States Air Force to provide Robins Air Force Base with diverse voice communication services.

Windstream will provide Ethernet and voice services to Robins AFB, the largest industrial complex in Warner Robins, Ga., employing more than 25,000 civilians, contractors and military members. This five-year award includes all commercial voice, data, and Internet services intended for non-secure communications, such as phone calls home for the soldiers on base.

"With the technology solutions we're providing to Robins Air Force Base, we're supporting the overall mission of the United States Air Force - 'to fly, fight and win… in air, space and cyberspace'," said Mike Magliato, Windstream's vice president and general manager of government solutions. "Equipping those who defend and protect our country with custom-designed solutions that help them win in any capacity - whether in combat or in communications to their loved ones back home - is an honor for the Windstream team."

With its expansive, nationwide network of over 118,000 fiber route miles, Windstream has been serving government entities, such as the Department of Defense and Defense Information Systems Agency, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Treasury, Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S. Army, Air Force and Navy, U.S. Courts and the Department of Homeland Security since 2005.

"Providing secure and reliable communications and IT solutions to the U.S. government is a source of pride for Windstream," said John Leach, Windstream's executive vice president of enterprise sales. "When government operations are involved, our 'smart solutions, personalized service' brand promise is more critical than ever to ensure those operations succeed flawlessly."

Windstream offers a full suite of advanced network communications and technology solutions, including voice and data services such as VoIP, SIP trunking, MPLS, and dedicated high-speed Internet. Windstream also offers Unified Communications, managed services, cloud computing, disaster recovery and networking services designed to help businesses increase productivity and improve operational costs. For more information, visit

About Windstream

Windstream (Nasdaq:WIN), a FORTUNE 500 and S&P 500 company, 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. For more information, visit

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