Birch Closes Acquisition of Ernest Communications Assets
Atlanta, GA Sept. 16, 2013-- Birch Communications, a leading IP-based communications and cloud services provider to small- and medium-sized businesses, announced today that it closed the previously announced asset purchase of the client base, accounts receivable, and physical assets of Ernest Communications. Birch now provides service to business customers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia; Canada and Puerto Rico. This transaction marks the 19th acquisition since 2005.
“The suite of solutions Ernest provided to their former business clients – voice, data and hosted/managed services – are a perfect match with the current Birch business product offerings,” said Vincent M. Oddo, Birch President and CEO. “At Birch, we strive to provide our valued business customers with the highest level of products and customer satisfaction. This is the same approach that Ernest had taken in the past and we are thrilled to add all of their capabilities and expertise to the Birch umbrella!”
"We are excited to introduce the former Ernest business clients to our award-winning 24x7 customer service, as well as to our expanded product portfolio of leading edge IP-based services,” said Birch Chief Operating Officer, Chris Aversano. “We anticipate that they will benefit from our dedication to providing quality service via our team of support professionals. We are also excited to welcome many of the former Ernest staff and sales partners into the Birch family."
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 birch.com for more information.
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