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Press Release -- January 19th, 2017
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NFL’s Green Bay Packers choose Windstream to provide voice, data, and business continuity services

Jan 19, 2017

NFL’s Green Bay Packers choose Windstream to provide voice, data, and business continuity services

Windstream delivers IP voice, data and business continuity services via 1 Gigabit fiber connections to historic Lambeau Field and the Packers’ business and telemarketing offices in Green Bay

GREEN BAY, Wisc. — Windstream (NYSE:WIN, news, filings), a leading provider of advanced network communications, has been selected by the National Football League’s Green Bay Packers to deliver IP voice, data, and diversity solutions utilizing Windstream’s On-Net, Gigabit Ethernet fiber access connections to historic Lambeau Field and the franchise’s business and telemarketing offices in Green Bay.

The fiber connection to Lambeau Field will ensure that the Packers’ coaches, players, front-office executives and fans have reliable, high-speed internet connectivity every day, including game days. Additionally, Windstream is providing high-speed, point-to-point fiber connections to the Packers’ business office located several miles from the stadium.

“Windstream’s point-to-point fiber connection to our business offices will ensure that we have a highly reliable, fault-tolerant connection for our call center operations that also allows us to utilize Windstream’s Direct Trunk Overflow (DTO) service for business continuity,” said Kenny Ansel, assistant director of IT, Green Bay Packers. “Additionally, we are excited to offer additional high-speed, highly reliable internet connectivity to our employees and fans at the most historic stadium in the National Football League.”

“When we teamed with the Green Bay Packers, we immediately understood the vital role that network uptime played for the franchise,” said Joe Harding, executive vice president and enterprise chief marketing officer at Windstream. “The Packers' requirements were unique, and they needed a solution that combined highly reliable services with scalable and flexible infrastructure. The Windstream team prides itself on delivering custom solutions, and this is just another example of our willingness to invest capital to extend our fiber network to meet the needs of our customers."
Windstream’s partnership with the Green Bay Packers is the company’s second relationship with an NFL franchise. The Atlanta Falcons selected Windstream to deliver customized cloud and networking solutions that allow the franchise to migrate its critical data from onsite infrastructure to a secure cloud solution while increasing the speed and security of its data networks.

Windstream offers a full suite of advanced network communications and technology solutions, including voice and data services such as VoIP access, SIP trunking, MPLS and dedicated high-speed internet. Windstream also offers managed services, cloud computing, SD-WAN and network security services designed to help businesses increase productivity and improve operational costs. For more information, visit windstreambusiness.com.

About the Green Bay Packers
The historic Green Bay Packers, established in 1919, are the NFL’s only community-owned team with more than 360,000 shareholders. With a tradition of excellence, the Packers have captured an NFL-record 13 world championships, including four Super Bowls, and have 24 individuals in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Packers’ venerable home, Lambeau Field, is recognized by many as having the top gameday experience in professional sports. Lambeau Field is the longest-tenured stadium in the NFL, and is open year-round as a destination for fans and visitors. More information is available online at www.packers.com.

About Windstream
Windstream 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 business and enterprise clients. The company supplies core transport solutions on a local and long-haul fiber network spanning approximately 129,000 miles. Additional information is available at windstream.com. Please visit our newsroom atnews.windstream.com or follow us on Twitter at @Windstream.

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