New Service Provides Businesses With Protection From Costs for Computer Hardware Malfunctions

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jul 28, 2011 –(GlobeNewswire via COMTEX)– Windstream is now offering small business customers protection against out-of-pocket expenses related to hardware malfunctions and operating system failures.

The new service, called PC Protect, provides coverage for hardware malfunctions (hard drives, video and sound cards, and other essential PC hardware), Windows-based operating systems, and some software applications and accidental damage. A broken hard drive, for example, could cost a business owner hundreds of dollars to repair or replace. With PC Protect, a business can now have peace of mind knowing they are protected from major costs related to broken or damaged work PCs.


  • Helps eliminate major out-of-pocket expenses due to repair or replacement of essential PC hardware that breaks or is damaged.
  • PC Protect coverage applies to both laptop and desktop computers.
  • Business customers will have the option of purchasing a single PC subscription for $4.99 or a 3 PC subscription for $12.99.
  • PC Protect is included in the Windstream Super Bundle, which provides small businesses with Internet, voice, unlimited long distance, plus Online Backup, Internet Security Suite, Broadband Protection Plus and TechHelp.

“When a PC goes down, a small business owner has to deal with a loss of productivity and the hassle and cost of repairs,” said Don Perkins, Windstream vice president of business marketing. “But with Windstream’s PC Protect service, business owners can guarantee they are protected and can rest-assured that their business can get up and running again quickly.”

For more information about Windstream’s next-generation solutions, visit . For the latest news, events and information on advanced communication services, follow @WindstreamBiz on Twitter or Windstream Business on Facebook and WindstreamBiz on YouTube. Visit the Windstream Business Blog for telecom industry trends and tips on improving your business communications.

About Windstream
Windstream Corp., headquartered in Little Rock, Ark., is an S&P 500 communications and technology solutions provider with operations in 29 states and the District of Columbia and about $4 billion in annual revenues. Windstream provides IP-based voice and data services, MPLS networking, data center and managed hosting services and communication systems to businesses and government agencies. The company also delivers broadband, digital phone and high-definition TV services to residential customers primarily located in rural areas and operates a local and long-haul fiber network spanning approximately 60,000 route miles. For more information about Windstream, visit .

Media Contact:
Alice Hartnett

SOURCE: Windstream Corporation

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