updated 10/20/2010 9:46:05 PM ET 2010-10-21T01:46:05

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Oct. 20, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Four schools in Iowa will share $70,000 to be used for new technology as part of Windstream's (Nasdaq:WIN) Iowa Education Connections program. The four schools are:

  • Nodaway Valley Middle School - Fontanelle
  • St. Francis Xavier School - Dyersville
  • West Delaware Central School District - Manchester
  • Charter Oak-Ute Elementary School - Charter Oak

The four were chosen among eight finalists based on a public online vote from Sept. 27-Oct. 15.

Nodaway Valley Middle School received the most votes and will receive a $25,000 donation from Windstream. The three remaining schools will receive $15,000 each.

Windstream received more than 700 nominations for Iowa Education Connections. Fifty-two schools and 501(c)3 organizations applied for the program. Eight finalists were chosen based on current technology resources and overall need.

An overview of each of the eight finalists can be found at http://EduConnect.Windstream.com .

About Windstream

Windstream Corp. (Nasdaq:WIN), headquartered in Little Rock, Ark., is an S&P 500 company with communications operations in 23 states and about $4 billion in annual revenues. Windstream provides phone, high-speed Internet and high-definition digital TV services. The company also offers a wide range of IP-based voice and data services and advanced phone systems and equipment to businesses and government agencies. For more information about Windstream, visit www.windstream.com .

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