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July 16, 2009

Windstream Provides Online Backup Service with Radialpoint's Solution

Windstream Corp., a high-speed Internet, phone and digital TV provider reportedly announced the availability of its new online backup and file sharing service designed especially for residential and small business customers.
A Parks Associates (News - Alert) survey reports that 43 percent of U.S. households create their own digital content as digital videos to share with friends and family. But only 6 percent of broadband households are making backups of their files in a safe and secure remote location. This growing volume of files need to be secured and stored as even computers are not entirely risk free, the report said.
“We chose Radialpoint’s (News - Alert) 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 (News - Alert), in a statement. “Providing customers with Windstream’s Online Backup service ensures that their digital media and files are safeguarded and preserved.”
Radialpoint caters to Internet Service Providers through its managed services and support solutions for the digital home. The company’s solutions allow ISPs to provide fully-integrated suite of services which are easy to use and manage and support solutions designed for consumers. Radial point is like an “IT Manager” to subscribers protecting, optimizing and maintaining their Internet-connected systems.
 “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, in a statement.
Windstream’s Online Backup service has two integrated components. One is the Backup Manager, which provides safe online storage of multiple user’s important files like photos, videos, music and documents. Restoration is an easy process in the event of data loss. The second feature is the Personal Media Manager, which allows Windstream broadband customers to access their files from anywhere via an Internet connection and share the content with others.
The Online Backup service is available to residential and small business customers where Windstream broadband service is available. Customers will be allowed to bundle the product with Windstream’s Security Suite service.
Windstream Corp. provides digital phone, Internet and high-definition video and entertainment services to residences and businesses in 16 states in the US. The company owns around 3 million access lines, said company sources.

Shamila Janakiraman is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Shamila’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Amy Tierney

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