Windstream Offers Commercial DISH Network TV to Small and Medium Businesses

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Jul 30, 2009

Windstream Offers Commercial DISH Network TV to Small and Medium Businesses

Features a variety of affordable programming packages to suit businesses’ needs

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., July 30, 2009 - Windstream (NYSE: WIN) is now offering commercial DISH Network TV service to small and medium businesses.

With DISH Network, business customers can now access the best digital channels with attractive pricing. Packages feature 50 to 150 digital channels and can help any business attract more customers.

Public business locations as well as private offices can use DISH Network to enhance their customers’ experience. DISH Network, which gets the lowest number of consumer complaints in the industry,* can improve almost any business’s overall offering by providing the best movies and sports in high definition for their customers to enjoy.

“We are pleased to now be able to offer a video product to our business customers,” said Don Perkins, Windstream vice president of product marketing. “Through the commercial DISH Network offering, Windstream business customers now have a variety of programming packages available to meet their needs.”

DISH Network offers a wide variety of programming packages starting at $29.99 a month. DISH Network DVR receivers are also available for business customers. Standard professional installation is free with a two-year contract.

"DISH Network offers affordable entertainment options for any business," said Ira Bahr, Chief Marketing Officer for DISH Network. "With an outstanding lineup of programming and the most national HD channels available, DISH Network can offer business customers entertainment that suits their needs."

For further information about Windstream products, visit www.windstream.com.

*According to the 2009 American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) survey results for the Cable/Satellite TV industry.

About DISH Network Corporation

DISH Network Corporation (Nasdaq: DISH), the nation’s HD leader, provides approximately 13.584 million satellite TV customers as of March 31, 2009 with the highest quality programming and technology at the best value, including the lowest all-digital price nationwide. Customers have access to hundreds of video and audio channels, the most HD channels, the most international channels, state-of-the-art interactive TV applications, and award-winning HD and DVR technology including 1080p Video on Demand and the DuoDVRTM ViP® 722 DVR, a CNET and PC Magazine “Editors’ Choice.” DISH Network is included in the Nasdaq-100 Index (NDX) and is a Fortune 250 company. Visit www.dishnetwork.com.

About Windstream

Windstream Corporation is an S&P 500 company that provides high-speed Internet, digital phone and high-definition video and entertainment services to residential and business customers in 16 states. The company has approximately 3 million access lines and about $3.2 billion in annual revenues. Windstream is ranked 4th in the 2009 BusinessWeek 50 ranking of the best performing U.S. companies. For more information, visit www.windstream.com.


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