Windstream Selects Goodman Networks as a preferred FttT Supplier


Plano, Texas (April 20, 2012) – Goodman Networks Inc., a leader in the design, engineering, deployment, integration and maintenance of wireless networks in the United States, announced today it has been selected by Windstream Corp. as a preferred supplier to help deploy Fiber to the Tower (FttT) solutions.

Goodman is working with Windstream to deliver fiber connectivity from Windstream’s network to the cellular towers of leading wireless service providers, providing the backhaul bandwidth required for LTE/4G growth. Goodman Networks’ solutions help Windstream meet budget goals by creating efficient processes and program planning between Windstream and its customers. These efficiencies not only lower deployment costs but also reduce Windstream’s carbon footprint by decreasing the number of trips required to provide needed bandwidth.

Josh Shipman, EVP of Sales and Business Development at Goodman Networks, was quoted, “We believe that Windstream’s leading-edge FttT solution provides wireless carriers a unique ability to meet their growing need for wireless backhaul. We share many of the same wireless customers as Windstream and look forward to helping them deliver this technology to these customers.”

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.

About Goodman Networks:

Goodman Networks, a TL9000-V (R5.0) registered telecommunications Services Company, helps its customers engineer, deploy, integrate and maintain complex and converging networks. Since its founding in 2000, Goodman Networks has grown to become one of the largest end-to-end communications solutions providers in the United States. The growth of Goodman Networks is a reflection of its reputation for completing communication projects with industry-leading quality and on-time performance metrics at competitive prices. As a leader in telecom services innovation and integration, Goodman Networks is committed to continual investment in its people, processes and systems. Additional information can be found at www.goodmannetworks.com

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