Apr 24, 2007
Windstream offers new 'EZ Send' e-mail serviceLITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Windstream (NYSE: WIN), in partnership with YouSendIt, the leader in Web-based file delivery for business, today announced the availability of Windstream EZ Send, a fast and easy way for customers to share large files of almost any kind. The new service is the first such offering by an Internet service provider.
Windstream EZ Send provides a cost-effective solution for sending and receiving critical business documents and other files, saving time and the cost of alternative solutions, including overnight shipping. Powered by YouSendIt, the service allows users to send large files – up to 2 GB per file – directly from any browser. Windstream customers now can send files up to 200 times larger than common e-mail attachment limits in the industry.
The service gives business customers an easy, branded way to send large files, bypassing costly FTP systems or home-grown solutions. For residential customers, the service provides an easy way to share audio, video and data files without the need to purchase expensive software or hardware.
"Windstream customers now have a fast, easy and free way to share large files with their friends, family and clients," said Ric Crane, Windstream senior vice president and chief marketing officer. "This service gives our customers another user-friendly way to connect to their world and efficiently do business."
To use Windstream EZ Send, go to http://windstream.yousendit.com. Customers can send files up to 100 MB in size for free that others can download for seven days. For an additional cost, customers can upgrade their service to send files up to 2 GB, allow downloading for 14 days, branding on file deliveries and tracking of downloads for 30 days.
"We are excited to be working with Windstream to provide their customers with a simple, easy way to send and receive large files," said Ivan Koon, CEO of YouSendIt. "With the growth of high-speed connections there is increased business and consumer demand for sending large files like audio, video and graphics content. YouSendIt enables service providers like Windstream to offer their customers a cost effective way to replace courier services and a user-friendly and secure way to replace FTP."
YouSendIt is the leader in file delivery for business. The company is based in Mountain View, Calif., and offers professionals in small and medium businesses a reliable solution to move and track large files. Proprietary technology and enterprise-level server farms on both coasts guarantee excellent response and reliability. YouSendIt offers three business subscription plans and a pay-per-use plan, in addition to a free service. With over two and a half million registered users from 200 countries, YouSendIt transfers over 1 million files per day – over 400 million to date. YouSendIt is led by its CEO, Ivan Koon, former SVP, Enterprise Intelligent Documents Business Unit at Adobe, and funded by Alloy Ventures and Sevin Rosen Funds.
Windstream Corporation provides voice, broadband and entertainment services to customers in 16 states. The company has approximately 3.2 million access lines and about $3.2 billion in annual revenues. For more information, visit www.windstream.com.
Windstream Media Contacts:
David Avery, 501-748-5876
Larry White, 501-748-6250
YouSendIt Media Contacts:
Mike Barash, 415-402-0230
Florian Brody, 650-265-0520