Windstream Wins $38M Contract With Federal Government in 8 States

Windstream Corp. of Little Rock on Monday announced it was awarded a 10-year, multimillion-dollar contract to provide data and voice services to the General Services Administration's Region 4.

A Windstream spokeswoman said the contract is worth $38 million over four years, and will have two three-year options to extend the contract.

The GSA is a federal procurement and property management agency; Region 4 — also called the Sunbelt Region — comprises Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Windstream will serve about 60,000 federal employees in 400 GSA-owned agencies including the Department of Justice/U.S. Attorneys, the Department of Labor, the Internal Revenue Service and Social Security offices.

The actual dollar amount of the contract was not released.

According to the news release, the Sunbelt Region is Windstream's seventh GSA regional contract, meaning it holds more contracts in that field than any other provider.

"Our long track record of providing the federal government with the reliable, customized solutions they need has been proven time and again to be a valuable asset to the GSA," Mike Magliato, Windstream's vice president of government solutions, said in the news release. "With Windstream's latest unified communications solutions … GSA's Sunbelt Region will be able to continue providing the best quality service to its federal workers across its eight-state region."