Allworx Sponsors Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race(R)

Allworx Keeps Communication Lines Open at the Iditarod


LITTLE ROCK, Ark., March 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allworx, a Windstream company, today announced its participation in Alaska's world-famous Iditarod as a Team Dog sponsor and provider of the race's phone system, supporting communications from the ceremonial starting line in Anchorage to each of its 24 checkpoints and the finish line in Nome.

The 41st Annual Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race® gets underway Saturday, March 2, with sixty-six mushers and their teams of 12 to 16 dogs covering approximately 1,000 miles of the roughest terrain Mother Nature has to offer. Teams race through jagged mountain ranges, frozen rivers, dense forests, desolate tundra and miles of windswept coastlines, all fighting to be the winner of the Last Great Race on Earth®.

"Allworx – a strong, quick, and reliable contender in the telecommunications race – shares the same spirit as the Iditarod and knows what it's like to be a winner in a tough environment," said Chris Hasenauer, vice president and general manager of Allworx. "We couldn't be more proud to be a part of it."

For additional information on Allworx, please visit allworx.com. For more information on Windstream, visit windstream.com.

About Allworx:

Headquartered in Rochester, New York, Allworx is an award-winning provider of communications solutions for all but the largest size business.  Allworx delivers VoIP  (Voice over IP) unified communications systems to a wide range of industries including not-for-profit and government locations through a network of authorized dealers.  Allworx is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Windstream Corporation. For more information, please visit www.allworx.com

About Windstream

Windstream Corp. (Nasdaq:WIN) is a leading 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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