Judging Us By The Company We Keep

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There is an old expression that you are often judged by the company you keep. And we embrace that philosophy because we partner with some of the most innovative, recognized and respected companies in the industry. That includes companies like VeloCloud, Mimecast, Broadview Networks and Mitel. Together, we are able to deliver some of the industry's highest—quality services—reliably and cost effectively – to enterprise customers.

That is why we are pleased to announce another accolade from one of our most important partners – Ciena. We have achieved Diamond Partner status in Ciena's BizConnect partner program. That is the highest level that Ciena offers, and it recognizes our commitment to offering our customers the broadest range of technology solutions backed by industry-leading support.

Ricardo Warfield, the vice president of Global Partner Organization at Ciena said that Windstream's recognition reflects the significant accomplishments Ciena and Windstream have achieved together over the past several years.

"To succeed in today's on-demand economy, it is critical for network operators to have a solid strategy and set of capabilities in place that can quickly equip customers with the connectivity they require," Warfield said. "This past year, Windstream proved its leadership in this type of service velocity by accelerating the turn-up of new offerings for enterprises across the U.S."

Our partnership with Ciena has played a critical role in bringing cutting-edge network technologies within reach of our enterprise customers. It also epitomizes many months of collaboration and development across multiple areas of our business to assist in bringing new innovations to market. As a result, we are leading the industry with the deployment of well known services with cutting-edge capabilities.

Ciena previously recognized us as its Service Launch Velocity award winner at last year's BizConnect Americas Partner Summit. That award recognized our strong commitment to its enterprise customers through our fiber and fixed wireless network expansions in more than a dozen markets, including Dallas, Atlanta, Chicago and Philadelphia.

If you are interested in learning more about our partnership with Ciena or our full suite of advanced network communications and technology solutions like UCaaS, SD-WAN and Diverse Connect along with voice and data services such as VoIP access, SIP trunking, MPLS, Wavelength, Ethernet and dedicated high-speed Internet, please visit our website. There, you can also learn more about our managed services, cloud services, and network security services designed to help businesses increase productivity and improve operational costs.