September 18, 2008

NuVox Announces Google Apps Agreement

GREENVILLE, S.C., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- NuVox, a leading competitive communications provider, today announced it is teaming up with Google to deliver the Google Apps(TM) messaging and collaboration suite to NuVox business customers. NuVox will be the first business-to-business focused, competitive communications provider in the U.S. to offer this suite of Google applications to its customer base.

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"This agreement with Google further enhances NuVox's already strong and robust suite of products and services," noted Sid Earley, Vice President of Marketing for NuVox. "The power of Google standing behind email and other essential applications gives our customers a bold edge in the marketplace. Additionally, this is a major step toward NuVox's strategy of offering innovative managed services that are not currently available through other providers."

"Google is excited to work with NuVox to provide businesses with rich applications that allow their employees to collaborate with a broad network of colleagues and access their information anytime, anywhere," said Jack Weixel, Business Development Manager, Google Enterprise. "With NuVox's expertise in telecommunications services and Google's experience in messaging and collaboration, business customers can be productive more quickly."

NuVox business customers will have anytime, anywhere access to Google's popular web applications on their own domain, including:

-- Gmail(TM) - Email with up to 25GB of storage per user, mail search tools, and integrated chat. Gmail also interfaces seamlessly with popular email clients.

-- Google Calendar(TM) - Coordinate meetings and company events with sharable calendars that work with your company's directory. Schedule meetings, manage conference rooms, and receive "large company" services for small to medium enterprises.

-- Google Docs(TM) - Create, share, and collaborate on documents, presentations, and spreadsheets in real-time.

-- Start Page(TM) - Access your inbox, calendar, documents, and company information, plus search the web, all from a customizable homepage.

-- Google Sites(TM) - Quickly gather a variety of business information in one place - including videos, calendars, presentations, attachments, and text - and easily share it for viewing or editing with teams or as a company intranet.

-- Google Video(TM) for business - Upload and share videos securely and affordably within your organization.

-- Google Message Filtering(TM) - Comprehensive, enterprise-level spam and virus protection with additional secure messaging options.

About NuVox:

NuVox provides a wide variety of communications services and business solutions for over 90,000 business customers across the Southeast and Midwest. Cisco honored NuVox with the Cisco Powered Network designation for its QoS services. For more information, visit

Google, Google Apps, Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Start Page, Google Sites, Google Video, and Google Message Filtering are trademarks of Google, Inc.

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CONTACT: Media, Susanne Hite, +1-864-672-5097, [email protected], or KatieDeLong, +1-864-331-8059, [email protected], both of NuVox

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