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Leveraging the Combination of Windstream and Broadview Networks

 Leveraging the Combination of Windstream and Broadview Networks

The integration of Windstream and Broadview Networks, which officially closed in late July of 2017 continues to generate significant benefits to our customers and partners.  The combination of Broadview’s award-winning Officesuite® UCaaS platform and Windstream’s SD-WAN concierge service is making waves in the industry and providing a best-in-class solution for businesses eager to move to the cloud.  

The combination of the two companies also provides significant benefits to our partners, some of which may have already been affiliated with both Windstream and Broadview, and some of whom may be new to Windstream altogether.  For agents who fit into either scenario, this is an exciting time to be a Windstream partner.  Read on to find out why!

New Channel Leadership:

In our continued commitment to build the best partner program in the industry we have brought on Curt Allen to accelerate our already rapid pace of channel transformation. Something on your mind, #AskCurt, to ask Curt about the program or share your thoughts.

Channel Transformation:

Windstream is committed to the channel and has made significant improvements in both the sales and support side with an attention to detail on the partner and customer experience.  The improvements and details can be found in our Why Windstream Why Now collateral, a partner facing piece that highlights the many accomplishments already made and those that are still ahead. 

Expanded Marketing Resources:

Broadview partners have enjoyed a seamless transition with all quoting and selling activity continuing under a “business as usual” approach.  While that approach may work for some, from a marketing perspective there is so much more to take advantage of with the combined Windstream and Broadview company.  Just a few of the engagement and content resources we highly recommend you check out are:

  • Partner Insights Hub – a vast resource library of industry relevant research, white papers, case studies, and infographics readily available for our partners to stay up to date on recent trends and solutions and to share with your customers and prospects.
  • Windstream Partner Social Media – dedicated social platforms for our partners, be sure to connect with us.

      - Twitter (@WIN_Partners)
      - LinkedIn

  • Windstreambusiness.com – a valuable resource providing both an inventory of the solutions that Windstream provides as well as online resources partners can use to support their sales efforts.  Spend some time browsing the following three sections of windstreambusiness.com:

       - Solutions
       - Industries
       - Resources

Enhanced Product Capabilities:

In addition to the combination of OfficeSuite and SD-WAN Concierge, partners now have access to the full suite of Windstream products.  Not only does this expanded product set provide for more customized solutions for your end users, but also provides access to over 147,000 fiber route miles of On Net access, including our Fixed Wireless solution.  Our portfolio of Network & Data Services, Voice & UC, Network Security, Managed Services, and Cloud Services virtually guarantee that a tailor-made solution is available to support you and your end users for whatever their needs might be. 

We are excited about the opportunities ahead as a combined company and hope that you share in the excitement.  The pace of transformation and change in the industry is unparalleled and Windstream is uniquely equipped to take full advantage of those opportunities – and to sharing in those opportunities with the partners who share our vision.

Jeff Franzetti

About Jeff Franzetti

Jeff is a Senior Principal of Marketing for Windstream where he supports partner marketing for commercial, mid-market, and enterprise businesses. His passion for marketing and 20+ years of experience in the industry provides a broad array of knowledge and expertise to assist the partner community.

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