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Windstream names Tommy Ford local operations manager

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Windstream names Tommy Ford local operations manager

Former Marine specialist to lead expanding operations in South Georgia

BLAKELY, Ga. — Windstream, a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions, today announced that it has named former U.S. Marine specialist and Department of Defense contractor, Tommy Jones, to manage its local operations in the city. He will responsible for Blakely, Dawson and Donalsonville territories.

Jones will supervise the ongoing residential and commercial expansion of high-speed Kinetic Internet to new residences and commercial addresses in south Georgia, carrying 100 megabits per second (Mbps) and gigabit per second (Gbps) speeds to homes and businesses.

“In 2019 Windstream expanded next-generation Kinetic Internet throughout Georgia. We’ll continue next year, earning new customers along the way, and the key to continuing a healthy growth pattern is managers with a demonstrated track record of success,” said J. Berkshire, president of Windstream operations in Georgia. “Tommy is a great leader, and we look forward to using his skill set to serve our customers.”

“I am excited to have Tommy on our Georgia team,” said Daryl Barron, director of operations for Windstream in Georgia. “He has brought a total commitment to customer experience since day one.”

Jones is one of more than 1,150 employees in the state. A Cairo High School alumnus, he and his wife Crystal are raising a son.

“It’s rewarding to be part of a company that’s growing and growing by carrying high-speed internet out to customers who use it for early childhood education, or home health care, or new enterprises that will create jobs,” Jones said.

About Windstream

Windstream Holdings, Inc., 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 midsize 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.

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Windstream Contact:

Scott Morris, 501-748-5342

Scott.l.morris@windstream.com