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Press Release -- June 22nd, 2014
Source: Birch Communications

Birch Closes Customer Asset Acquisition of Liberty-Bell Telecom

Atlanta, Ga.June 20, 2014 – Birch Communications, a leading provider of business focused communications, cloud and managed services to small, medium and enterprise-sized businesses announced today that it has closed the previously announced asset acquisition of Liberty-Bell Telecom’s wireline business customers. Liberty-Bell is an affiliate of DISH Network, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH).  DISH will continue to offer residential broadband wireline and satellite services through its rebranded offering called dishNET, which includes the formerly branded Liberty-Bell wireline residential services. “We are excited to introduce the former Liberty-Bell business clients to our award-winning customer service,” said Birch Chief Operating Officer, Chris Aversano. “This year our customer service centers were again recognized as Certified Centers of Excellence by BenchmarkPortal. All of our business customers benefit from our dedication to providing quality service and support with a team of nationally-recognized support professionals.” “Birch’s strategy is to increase customer density and expand the footprint of our state-of-the-art, private IP-based network through both ‘tuck-in’ acquisitions and organic growth,” said Vincent Oddo, Birch president and CEO.  “This marks Birch’s 22nd acquisition since 2006 and is a mutually beneficial acquisition for Birch and the former customers of Liberty-Bell.”

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About Birch Communications Birch Communications provides IP-based communications, cloud and managed services to businesses in all 50-states, the District of Columbia, Canada and Puerto Rico.  Birch services include:  voice, broadband, Internet access, hosted services, managed services, wireless voice, wireless data and many other communications, cloud and managed services.  Voice and broadband services are, in most cases, delivered using the Birch secure IP-network.  Please visit for more information.
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