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Press Release -- January 20th, 2012
Source: Megapath
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MegaPath Expands Hosted Voice Expertise and Services in Colorado and New Mexico with Acquisition of IP5280

MegaPath Corp., one of the leading providers of managed data, voice, and security services in North America, today announced the acquisition of IP5280 Communications, a cloud-based IP communications provider specializing in VoIP and converged IP voice, video and data services for business customers.

IP5280 is recognized as one of the larger Internet Telephony Service Providers (ITSP) of hosted high-definition VoIP to small and medium businesses nationwide. The company has more than 1,000 business customers across the United States and, with more than 10,000 endpoints served, represents one of the larger ITSP Broadsoft customer bases in the country. With this acquisition, MegaPath is adding IP5280’s two offices and numerous employees in Englewood (Denver), Colorado and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

John Scarborough and Jeffrey Pearl, IP5280’s co-founders and managing partners, will join the MegaPath management team. The two senior executives have more than 22 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, including positions with publicly traded companies Echostar and ICG Communications, along with senior roles at Qwest Communications, MCI, and Worldcom. Their first business—LineSider Communications, founded in 2005—specialized in secure VoIP communications and was sold to Cisco in 2010.

“This acquisition helps strengthen our IP footprint and provides their customers with a broader suite of services,” said Dan Foster, President Business Market, MegaPath. “We are extremely pleased to add such a proven IP communications team to MegaPath, and believe that the combination will further establish MegaPath as one of the leading North American providers in this space.”

About MegaPath Inc.
MegaPath operates one of the largest end-to-end communications networks in the country, providing both commercial and wholesale services. The company provides a full range of data, voice, and security services for small, medium, and enterprise businesses nationwide, as well as wholesale solutions to the carrier and service provider markets through one of the largest end-to-end networks in the country. MegaPath helps businesses easily and securely communicate between their headquarters, employees, and business partners to lower costs, increase security, and enhance employee productivity. To learn more about MegaPath’s managed IP data, voice, and security services, please visit www.megapath.com.

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