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Press Release -- April 26th, 2011
Source: Birch Communications
Tags: Equipment, Exchange, VoIP

Birch Completes Acquisition of Accutel of Texas Assets

Atlanta, GA – Apr. 26, 2011- Birch Communications, a leading IP-based telecom and managed services provider to small and medium-sized businesses, has completed the acquisition of the telecom customer assets of Accutel of Texas, a competitive local exchange carrier based in Dallas, Texas.

“Birch welcomes the former Accutel customers with open arms. These customers are a great fit for Birch following our recent build-out of the Birch IP-Network in Dallas, El Paso, Houston, San Antonio, Austin and Laredo,” said Vincent Oddo, Birch president and CEO. “These new customers will benefit from our proven ability to provide world-class service and world-class support.”

“The completion of this asset acquisition further accelerates our growth and customer density in Texas,” said Chris Aversano, Birch Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “Our expanding local presence in many Texas markets is driving much of our success in 2011 and beyond.”

The Birch IP-Network is built with IP technology partners MetaSwitch and Zhone Technologies, recognized as premier, best-in-class IP equipment providers worldwide. Birch's overall business strategy is to provide the very best service, using the latest technology, in each of the markets it serves. Birch has now completed the deployment of its IP-Network in several major markets in Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas.

Accutel, who also did business as 1-800-4A-PHONE, is moving from into the prepaid electricity business as their main focus going forward. They will now operate as Penstar Power.

About Birch Communications
Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., Birch Communications provides managed communications and information technology services to a target market of small and medium-sized businesses in select metropolitan areas within 38 states across the United States. Birch services include local and long distance voice, broadband Internet access, T1, PRI, bonded T1, mobile voice and data, e-mail, voicemail, prepaid, and many other communications and information technology services. Birch voice and data services are, in most cases, delivered using Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology on the company’s secure IP-Network rather than over the public Internet.

According to Inc. 500|5000 magazine in its 2004, 2009 and 2010 rankings, Birch was one of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States. In 2010, Birch was also named the 7th fastest growing private business in Atlanta by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Please visit www.birch.com for more information.

Contact:
Greg Corwin, Director of Marketing
greg.corwin@birch.com
816.300.1686

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