Windstream & Radialpoint to Provide Online Backup Services
Windstream Corp. a high-speed Internet, phone and digital TV provider, announced today its new online backup and file sharing service designed for residential and small business customers. The services will be provided in partnership with Radialpoint a Digital Home solution company.
In a recent Parks Associates survey, 43 percent of U.S. households were creating their own digital content and capturing digital memories to be stored and shared with family and friends. Unfortunately, only 6 percent of broadband households are backing up their files to a safe and secure remote location, according to additional research from Parks Associates. With vulnerable computers and customers’ growing volumes of files, Windstream recognized the need for an easy, affordable way to secure, store and share important digital assets.
“We chose Radialpoint’s comprehensive solution because it aligned with Windstream’s vision of providing services that customers want with simple, easy-to-use technology,” said Roger Woziwodzki, vice president of strategic business development at Windstream. “Providing customers with Windstream’s Online Backup service ensures that their digital media and files are safeguarded and preserved.”
Windstream’s Online Backup consists of two integrated components. The Backup Manager provides safe online storage of multiple users’ important files, including photos, videos, music and documents, and makes restoration an easy process in the event of data loss. Another key feature, the Personal Media Manager, allows Windstream broadband customers to conveniently access their files from anywhere they have an Internet connection and share content with family and friends.
“We are pleased to partner with Windstream, a company that shares our vision of the digital home in providing a portfolio of value-added services that enhance a customer’s technology experience,” said Singu Srinivas, vice president sales and marketing at Radialpoint.
Windstream Online Backup is now available to residential and small business customers where Windstream broadband service is available. Customers can bundle the product with Windstream’s Security Suite service.
Windstream Corporation is an S&P 500 company that provides digital phone, high-speed Internet and high-definition video and entertainment services to residential and business customers in 16 states. The company has approximately 3 million access lines and about $3.2 billion in annual revenues. Windstream is ranked 4th in the 2009 BusinessWeek 50 ranking of the best performing U.S. companies. For more information about Windstream, visit www.windstream.com.
Radialpoint is expanding the revenue potential of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) worldwide through its managed service and support solutions for the digital home. Radialpoint solutions allow ISPs to take on the role of “IT Manager,” by providing a fully-integrated suite of services that feature easy to use and effective management and support solutions designed for consumers. More than 50 million Internet subscribers worldwide have access to software and services from Radialpoint to protect, optimize and maintain their Internet-connected systems. Radialpoint customers now include some of the world’s largest service providers, such as BT, Verizon, AT&T, Virgin Media, Bell Canada, Cox Communications, Comcast and Sky. Radialpoint is one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies, one of Montreal’s Top 15 Employers, and a three-time recipient of the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 award for the fastest growing technology companies.