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LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Aug. 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications, today announced that a national urgent care provider has selected the company to provide managed SD-WAN, fiber and broadband services that will create a more efficient, flexible and cost-effective network among its more than 60 locations nationwide. The company selected Windstream following a competitive review of multiple national service providers. "Healthcare providers face an incredibly challenging IT environment where they must minimize errors, efficiently manage practices, store large amounts of patient data offsite and comply with government regulations," said Joseph Harding, executive vice president and enterprise chief marketing officer of Windstream. "Windstream's SD-WAN solution is transforming how healthcare providers design and manage their networks, and it gives them increased network agility, scalability and optimized performance, all while also optimizing costs." The national urgent care provider also selected Windstream based on the strength of its local support team. Integrating a dedicated sales engineer, account executive, customer advocate and project manager, the team ensures that healthcare customers have the design, implementation and ongoing support they need to run their businesses efficiently. "Healthcare providers are increasingly selecting Windstream for their advanced communications needs because of our ability in meeting their unique requirements to improve the overall patient experience," Harding added. "We are also becoming the first choice of many healthcare providers because of our ability to support current and emerging technology needs at all levels — from small, rural clinics to the largest urban hospital campuses." In addition to SD-WAN, Windstream offers a full suite of advanced network communications and technology solutions like UCaaS, Ethernet, Wavelength, MPLS and dedicated high-speed Internet along with voice and data services such as VoIP access and SIP trunking. Windstream also offers managed services, cloud connectivity and network security services designed to help businesses increase productivity and improve operational costs. For more information, visit windstreambusiness.com. About WindstreamWindstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIN), a FORTUNE 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions for consumers, businesses, enterprise organizations and wholesale customers across the U.S. Windstream offers bundled services, including broadband, security solutions, voice and digital TV to consumers. The company also provides data, cloud solutions, unified communications and managed services to small business and enterprise clients. The company supplies core transport solutions on a local and long-haul fiber network spanning approximately 150,000 miles. Additional information is available at windstream.com. Please visit our newsroom at news.windstream.com or follow us on Twitter at @Windstream.