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Windstream to provider technology to Veterans Affairs for $450 million

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Windstream announced that it is one of three awardees of a contract to provide voice, data and Internet services for the federal government's Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Information and Technology (OIT).

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The award is part of the National Consolidation of Local Exchange Carrier (LEC) Services Contract.

This award, with a ceiling of over $450 million over the next five years, provides Windstream's comprehensive solutions portfolio to 2,100 VA facilities across the nation.

This new contract is designed to reduce costs and support management. It allows installation of Windstream's technology solutions at 2,100 facilities nationwide, helping the VA further consolidate its communication services for even greater efficiency and reliability, supporting the OIT's enterprise-level management of its LEC services.

Windstream will provide multi-location VA medical center clinics and facilities with services such as local voice and high-speed Ethernet Internet services, as well as customized solutions to support complex telehealth initiatives.

Rural clinics also will benefit from teleconferencing technology in order to communicate with hard-to-reach patients and medical practitioners.

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