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[February 11, 2013]

Windstream certified for MPLS networking solutions

Feb 11, 2013 (TELECOMWORLDWIRE via COMTEX) -- Windstream (NASDAQ: WIN) said that its MPLS enabled Virtual LAN Services are now certified by the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) to be Carrier Ethernet 1.0 Certified and compliant for both MEF 9 and MEF 14 technical specifications.

The MEF is a global telecommunications industry alliance dedicated to worldwide adoption of Carrier Ethernet networks and services. It uses third-party testing lab Iometrix to oversee the MEF Certification Program and verify compliance of service providers' services to MEF technical specifications through a rigorous series of tests based on MEF approved test suites. These cover the MEF carrier Ethernet services that are verified at the UNI (user network interface), which is the point where the provider interfaces with the subscriber to deliver the services.

Windstream is a provider of advanced network communications, including cloud computing and managed services, to businesses nationwide. The company also offers broadband, phone and digital TV services to consumers primarily in rural areas. Windstream has more than $6 billion in annual revenues and is listed on the S&P 500 index. For more information, visit www.windstream.com.

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