PITTSBURGH, Nov. 16, 2017 — Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications, today announced that the Pittsburgh Steelers continue their long-standing relationship with the company to provide services that will meet the team’s demands for communication line assignment and coordination during events and during the season for various media organizations that broadcast the games.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have the distinction of being the seventh-oldest and one of the most successful franchises in the NFL. Founded in the early 1920s and eventually becoming the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1933, the franchise takes pride in being the only team to win six Super Bowl Championships. For the past 23 years of that illustrious history, the Steelers have counted on Windstream for a variety of services from basic business lines to data connections, point-to-point access and Ethernet connectivity. “In a 24×7 world of information, fans demand access to the latest information about the team—from replays to in-depth analysis—allowing no room for failure,” said Scott Phelps, vice president of technology, Pittsburgh Steelers. “To ensure this type of reliability, we entrust Windstream with the unique challenge of keeping an accurate inventory of lines to be assigned on demand and for games during the football season in various areas of Heinz Field, including technicians scheduled to be on site during events and games. We couldn’t be more pleased with Windstream’s continuous communication and technical support.”Windstream’s commitment to the Steelers includes in-depth quarterly business reviews with the team’s operations and IT staff to identify their level of satisfaction with Windstream support, as well as reviewing their products and services for potential upgrades and renewal opportunities.“Windstream values our relationship with the Steelers and being a part of their long history of success,” said Joseph Harding, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for the Cloud & Connectivity business unit at Windstream. “By leveraging our robust metro-fiber assets to support the Steelers’ data transport needs, they can continue to focus on what they do best—winning games and keeping their loyal fans happy.”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 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.Media Contact
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