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Press Release -- July 1st, 2011
Source: Birch Communications
Tags: Equipment, Expansion, VoIP

Birch Communications Completes Build-out of the Birch IP Network in St. Louis

Birch continues its aggressive network build-out plans through 2011

Atlanta, GA – July 1, 2011 - Birch Communications, a leading IP-based telecom and managed services provider to small-and medium-sized businesses, has completed the build-out of the Birch IP Network in St. Louis, Mo. Eleven central offices have been added in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

“Businesses are increasing their demand for broadband and managed communications services to stay competitive,” said Vincent Oddo, Birch president and CEO. “The deployment of the Birch IP Network in St. Louis will ensure businesses have access to the fastest broadband Internet speeds and innovative communications services well into the future.”

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to provide our existing and new St. Louis metro area business customers with fast, affordable, voice, broadband Internet, T1, PRI and integrated voice and data services,” said Chris Aversano, executive vice-president and COO of Birch. “We plan to continue to expand the Birch IP Network into more U.S. metro markets in the coming months.”

The Birch IP Network is built with IP technology partners MetaSwitch and Zhone Technologies, recognized as premier, best-in-class IP equipment providers worldwide. This expansion in St. Louis is part of Birch's overall strategy in 2011-2012 to provide the best services using the latest technology in every Birch market. Birch has now completed the deployment of its IP Network in many major markets in Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas.

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, integrated PRI, 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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