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Deal between Windstream Enterprise and major national purchasing co-op is good news for schools, public agencies

October 23, 2018

New contract with TIPS means a wide variety of educational institutions and government entities will be assured of high-quality network and communications solutions at the best price

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Oct. 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A wide range of schools and government agencies at multiple levels now have access to the most favorable pricing, terms and conditions — and a welcome measure of budget relief — on purchases of network and communications solutions as a result of a new contract agreement between Windstream Enterprise  and The Interlocal Purchasing System (TIPS) purchasing cooperative.

The contract award follows a highly competitive bidding process that grants Windstream Enterprise status as a premier provider of network and communications solutions for TIPS members. This represents a major advantage for TIPS members who can conveniently and confidently procure network and communications solutions through the purchasing cooperative, and do so without conducting their own due diligence, a potentially time-consuming and resource-intensive undertaking. Instead, that due diligence is handled up-front by TIPS.

This service is free for eligible education and government entities that join TIPS, and Windstream Enterprise’s contract ensures that co-op members, many of which face serious budget constraints, can procure network and communications solutions with the confidence that they’re getting the best price and support from a highly-experienced solution provider.

Windstream Enterprise offers a variety of services including SD-WAN Concierge™, its proprietary OfficeSuite UC®, industry-leading Wi-Fi and contact center services. It also offers a range of complementary network and communications solutions including integrated network security, access, transport and business continuity solutions including Cloud Connect, Wavelength Services with Optical Encryption, Ethernet and Fixed Wireless that are collectively designed to help businesses increase productivity, improve ROI and win. More at


Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIN), a FORTUNE 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions. Windstream provides data networking, core transport, security, unified communications and managed services to mid-market, enterprise and wholesale customers across the U.S. The company also offers broadband, entertainment and security services for consumers and small and medium-sized businesses primarily in rural areas in 18 states. Services are delivered over multiple network platforms including a nationwide IP network, our proprietary cloud core architecture and on a local and long-haul fiber network spanning approximately 150,000 miles. Additional information is available at or Please visit our newsroom at or follow us on Twitter at @WindstreamBiz.

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