Windstream's Pinnacle IT division makes GSA Schedule 70

Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN) enhanced its profile in the federal government space as its Pinnacle IT software subsidiary won a seat on the General Services Administration's (GSA) IT Schedule 70 contract vehicle.

Pinnacle became part of Windstream when the telco purchased Paetec in 2012.

By gaining a seat on GSA Schedule 70, Windstream's Pinnacle joins a list of vendors that are pre-authorized to provide federal agencies with a host of information technology equipment, software, and services.

Government agencies can use Schedule 70 to obtain IT products and services quickly. Any federal, state, or local government agency can now purchase Pinnacle software using pre-negotiated terms and prices.

Windstream itself has been enhancing its profile in the public sector space as of late. In addition to Pinnacle's win, the service provider holds seven local service acquisition contracts, including GSA's Region 6 contract which it won in April on the GRITS-II contract.

While Windstream does not specify public sector sales, in the second quarter, the service provider reported that business service revenues rose 2 percent year-over-year to $913 million.

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