Master agent TBI joins Windstream Enterprise’s National Partner Program

April 18, 2018

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., April 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Windstream Enterprise, a leading provider of advanced network communications, today announced it has added TBI, the nation’s largest third-partner technology services distributor, to its National Partner Program. Inclusion in Windstream Enterprise’s National Partner Program further enhances TBI’s already large portfolio of cloud, collaboration, connectivity, data center, mobility, networking and voice providers. The expanded business relationship will also raise awareness of the Windstream Enterprise portfolio and partner program within TBI’s agent community.

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The Windstream National Partner Program affords partners like TBI dedicated operational support, in-market sales teams to collaborate on opportunities, education, and enhanced agent relationships. Additionally, the program enables TBI to sell the ultimate trifecta: network access, SD-WAN and UCaaS. With Windstream Enterprise’s extensive network, TBI will benefit from multi-tiered SD-WAN solutions.

“I have known Geoff Shepstone, TBI’s president, for 15 years and have tremendous respect for the business his team has built. We look forward to aligning around their unique support structure for partners,” said Curt Allen, senior vice president for the Channel at Windstream Enterprise. “TBI also has invested significantly in the exact same customer and partner transformation that we have designed our business to serve. Our approach as ‘pathfinders’ for customers navigating today’s technological evolution aligns perfectly with the way TBI supports their partners with highly-skilled sales engineering and enablement.”

As one of the larger, successful master agents in the U.S., TBI is a key influencer in the marketplace and teams with the industry’s top providers.  

“TBI is a long-time partner of Windstream Enterprise, and its channel strategy is similar to our own, which makes this an ideal time to formalize our relationship with them,” said Geoff Shepstone, President of TBI. “Our partners and their customers will greatly benefit from the National Partnership Program with Windstream.”

Windstream Enterprise offers a range of complementary network and communications solutions including SD-WAN, our proprietary OfficeSuite UCaaS solution, integrated network security, and access, transport and business continuity solutions including Ethernet, Wavelengths with Optical Encryption and Fixed Wireless. Windstream’s Enterprise solutions are collectively designed to help businesses increase productivity, improve ROI and win. More at windstreambusiness.com.

ABOUT WINDSTREAM

Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIN), a FORTUNE 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions. Windstream provides data networking, core transport, security, unified communications and managed services to mid-market, enterprise and wholesale customers across the U.S. The company also offers broadband, entertainment and security services for consumers and small and medium-sized businesses primarily in rural areas in 18 states. Services are delivered over multiple network platforms including a nationwide IP network, our proprietary cloud core architecture and on a local and long-haul fiber network spanning approximately 150,000 miles. Additional information is available at windstream.com or windstreamenterprise.com. Please visit our newsroom at news.windstream.com or follow us on Twitter at @Windstream or @WindstreamBiz.

About TBI

TBI is the nation’s leading third-party technology distributor. Since 1991, it has assisted Systems Integrators, VARs, MSPs, IT consultants and more in advising and sourcing the right technology solutions. TBI serves as a partner’s advocate, ensuring the proper provisioning of cloud, Internet, data, mobility, voice and managed services from best-in-class service providers to achieve clients’ desired business outcomes. Through training and marketing programs focused on the benefits of technology to the business, TBI empowers its partners to be the foremost authority to advise and source all of their clients’ technology needs. With the largest back-office in the industry, TBI partners are fully supported by certified solutions engineers, pre- and post-sales operations and project managers.

For more information, visit www.tbicom.com.

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