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Verizon Signs Contract With Windstream

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest and most reliable network, has been selected as the primary wireless provider for Windstream Corp., an S&P 500 company with operations in 29 states, including the District of Columbia, and annual revenues of about $4 billion.

Under the contract, Verizon Wireless will provide wireless phones and service for Windstream's corporate and field workforce. Headquartered in Little Rock, Ark., Windstream provides high-speed Internet, phone and digital TV services to residential customers and IP-based voice and data services to businesses and government agencies.

"Verizon's robust network and device line-up will help Windstream employees work more efficiently whether they are in the office or on the go and provide even better service for our customers," said Mark Todd, vice president of procurement, Windstream.

"In this age of technology, connectivity is crucial for businesses. It's become very important to their overall growth, productivity and cost management," said Steven R. Smith, president – South Central Region, Verizon Wireless. "With new devices such as the iPad and the Samsung Galaxy Tablet, backed by the largest and most reliable network, Verizon Wireless will offer the best technology, service and overall wireless experience to the Windstream business."

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 93 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with  more than 79,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, Nasdaq: VOD).  For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

About Windstream

Windstream Corp. (Nasdaq: WIN), headquartered in Little Rock, Ark., is an S&P 500 communications and technology company with operations in 29 states and the District of Columbia and about $4 billion in annual revenues. Windstream provides IP-based voice and data services, MPLS networking, data center and managed hosting services and communication systems to businesses and government agencies. The company also delivers broadband, digital phone and high-definition TV services to residential customers primarily located in rural areas and operates a local and long-haul fiber network spanning approximately 60,000 route miles. For more information about Windstream, visit www.windstream.com.

SOURCE Verizon Wireless

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