Birch Signs Agreement to Acquire Liberty-Bell Assets
Atlanta, Ga. – April 22, 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 entered into definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the customer assets of a portion of the legacy Liberty-Bell Telecom business serving primarily business clients. Liberty-Bell is an affiliate of DISH Network, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH).Last year, DISH put up for sale this portion of the Liberty-Bell business. DISH continues to own and offer residential broadband wireline and satellite services through its rebranded offering called dishNET, which includes the former Liberty-Bell residential wireline services.
“With great enthusiasm we welcome Liberty-Bell customers into our Birch community and look forward to introducing them to our award-winning customer care team”, said Vincent Oddo, Birch president and CEO. “As valued Birch customers, they will benefit from an ever-expanding array of technologies and services that will help them work more effectively.”
“Liberty-Bell’s customers fit extremely well into the Birch footprint” said Chris Aversano, Birch COO. “They create geographic synergies that support our dual strategy 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.”
This transaction is expected to close mid-2014, and marks the 22rd acquisition Birch has completed since 2006.
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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