Windstream Offers Professional Bundle for Small Businesses

By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2012-07-03 Print this article Print

The bundle also includes a custom-built Website and one hour of monthly design services.

Network communications and managed services provider Windstream announced the availability of its latest bundled offering for small to midsize businesses (SMBs)€”the Windstream Professional Bundle. The package, which can be customized and is offered for a flat monthly fee, includes business-class Internet (with speeds up to 24M bps available), unlimited phone service, online backup of business data, virus and data protection, and 24-by-7 computer repair and replacement of broken components.

The bundle also includes a custom-built Website and one hour of monthly design services by Windstream€™s Web experts.

€œMany small businesses do not have the specialized staff to support their IT needs, nor the design team to build and maintain their own websites,€ Don Perkins, vice president of business marketing at Windstream, said in a press statement. €œWith Windstream€™s Professional Bundle, we help customers significantly reduce expense and complexity associated with computer repair and website maintenance. With the Professional Bundle, customers can leverage the full power of a professionally built and maintained website, while making IT simple and affordable, so they can focus on operating their businesses.€

Other available features include support for mobile Website design and a OneList Web address submission to more than 40 online directories and GPS navigation systems including Google, MSN and Yahoo. The company also offers a host of other services, including audio and Web conferencing, fax-to-email, credit card processing services and Website hosting. The company€™s stand-alone Security Suite, powered by McAfee, starts at $3.99 a month.

€œOur small business customers typically have at least one thing in common: Their primary goals are to control expenses and grow their businesses,€ Perkins said. €œWindstream€™s Business Bundles are designed to give these customers peace of mind in knowing that they are protected from major out-of-pocket expenses, they have a predictable monthly bill€”from just one service provider€”and that they have the data, phone and network solutions that they need to succeed.€

Windstream recently announced the nationwide expansion of its voice, data and equipment bundle offering, IP Simple Solutions, which combines a business phone system from Windstream subsidiary Allworx with Windstream€™s VoIP and Data solution. Small businesses can choose from a variety of IP Phone PBX options, handset options and optional hardware and software elements, including automatic call distribution, call assistant, dual language support and mobile link.

Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at Before joining, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

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