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Press Release -- May 7th, 2012
Source: Birch Communications
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Birch Communications Applauds Confirmations of FCC Commissioners Pai and Rosenworcel

New FCC direction means improvements are on the way for consumers and competitive telecommunications providers

Atlanta, Ga. – May 7, 2012 - Birch Communications praised the recent U.S. Senate confirmation of both FCC Commissioners Ajit Pai and Jessica Rosenworcel, who join Chairman Julius Genachowski and Commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Robert McDowell to complete the new FCC.

“Birch Communications is excited to move forward with a new FCC now that the new commissioners have been confirmed. Commissioners Pai and Rosenworcel bring a mix of both public service work and private industry entrepreneurial experience,” said Vincent M. Oddo, president and CEO of Birch Communications. “Small business consumers can look forward to greater innovation and opportunity from the new direction we expect to witness from this newly appointed FCC.”

“In this economy small business owners will be looking to this FCC to foster competitive telecommunications and create greater opportunities for consumers in their telecommunications decisions,” said Christopher Bunce, vice president and general counsel for Birch Communications. “This FCC has a great task ahead in the next legislative session with major initiatives and rulemakings including broadband and universal service. Commissioners Pai and Rosenworcel are ideally suited to steer communications decisions forward for consumers and the telecommunications industry.”

Birch was founded in 1996, thanks to the Telecommunications Act of 1996 which broke the local telephone monopoly. The Telecommunications Act of 1996 was the first successful overhaul of telecom regulation in 62 years, making the FCC the chief policy-making guardian of free competition in the U.S. communications industry. Since its inception, Birch has worked tirelessly to ensure small and medium-sized businesses benefit from the low prices and high quality service that only competitive markets can provide.

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, web-hosting, 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, 2010 and 2011 rankings, Birch was one of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States.

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

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