Press Releases

    Birch Ranked by Atlanta Business Chronicle as one of the Top 100 Private Companies in Atlanta

    Birch Ranked by Atlanta Business Chronicle as one of the Top 100 Private Companies in Atlanta

    Atlanta GA -- Oct. 15, 2013 Birch Communications, a leading IP-based telecommunications and cloud services provider for small- and medium-sized businesses, was named as one of the Top 100 Private Companies for 2013 by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. This is the third time Birch has been listed in this prestigious ranking, placing 57th on the list, based on annual revenue.

    Other companies recognized on this prestigious list include: Cox Enterprises Inc., First Data Corp., RaceTrac Petroleum Inc., Southwire Co., and Chick-fil-A Inc.

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    Birch Closes Acquisition of Lightyear Network Solutions Assets

    Birch Closes Acquisition of Lightyear Network Solutions Assets

    Atlanta, GA Oct. 7, 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 agreement to acquire select customer and network assets from Lightyear Network Solutions, Inc. (“Lightyear”). This transaction marks the close of the 18th acquisition for Birch.

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    Birch Communications Refinances Senior Credit Facility

    Birch Communications Refinances Senior Credit Facility

    Atlanta, GA Oct. 2, 2013-Birch Communicationsa leading IP-based telecom and managed services provider to small- and medium-sized businesses, announced today that it has refinanced its senior credit facility with a substantial increase in available capital. Union Bank also joins Bank of America, PNC, Wells Fargo, and CoBank in the credit with a commitment of $25 million. Birch will use a portion of the proceeds to pay off its subordinated indebtedness and to fund the acquisition of selected assets of Lightyear Network Solutions.

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    Birch Launches eConsole; Updates Account Management Teams

    Birch Launches eConsole; Updates Account Management Teams

    Atlanta, GA Sept. 30, 2013--  Birch Communicationsa leading IP-based communications and cloud services provider to small- and medium-sized businesses, announced today that it has added benefits for larger customer needs, including: a customer care team for larger customers called Birch Gold Elite, and a new account management tool called eConsole - a web-based portal which will allow Birch Elite, and Gold Elite customers with multiple locations to make real-time changes to their phone and data services, update information, and manage their account around the clock.

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    Birch Closes Acquisition of Ernest Communications Assets

    Birch Closes Acquisition of Ernest Communications Assets

    Atlanta, GA Sept. 16, 2013--  Birch Communicationsa 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.

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    Birch Communications Wholesale Division Expanding

    Birch Communications Wholesale Division Expanding

    Atlanta, Ga. – July, 30, 2013 - Birch Carrier Solutions, the wholesale division of Birch Communications, Inc. a leading IP-based communications and cloud provider to small- and medium-sized businesses, announced today that Greg Hogan has joined as the new Director of Business Development for Wholesale Services. Birch also added six new wholesale clients in the second quarter.

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    Birch Signs Agreement to Acquire Ernest Communications Assets

    Birch Signs Agreement to Acquire Ernest Communications Assets

    Atlanta, Ga. – June 10, 2013 - Birch Communications, a leading IP-based communications and cloud services provider to small- and medium-sized businesses, announced today that it has signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire the client base, accounts receivable and physical assets of Ernest Communications. Ernest, a leading North American voice and data services aggregator for multi-location enterprise business has been a top telecommunications provider for nearly twenty years. Following this acquisition, Birch will be providing service to business customers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Canada and Puerto Rico. This transaction marks the 19th acquisition for Birch since 2006, and is expected to close in the third quarter of this year.

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    Birch Provides Relief for Customers Affected by May Storms

    Birch Provides Relief for Customers Affected by May Storms

    Atlanta, Ga. – May 22, 2013 - Birch Communications, a leading IP-based communications and cloud services provider to small- and medium-sized businesses, announced today that it will announced today that it will waive service charges for any of its customers in Oklahoma and Texas who experienced severe damage from recent storms and tornadoes at their business or residential locations

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    Birch Signs Agreement to Acquire Lightyear Network Solutions Assets

    Birch Signs Agreement to Acquire Lightyear Network Solutions Assets

    Atlanta, Ga. – May 15, 2013 - Birch Communications, a leading IP-based communications and cloud services provider to small- and medium-sized businesses, announced today that it has signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire select customer and network assets from Lightyear Network Solutions, Inc. (“Lightyear”). Lightyear, which is currently traded under the symbol LYNS, is an established provider of data, voice and wireless telecommunication services to business and residential customers throughout North America. This transaction marks the 18th acquisition for Birch since 2006, and is expected to close in the third quarter of this year.

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    Birch Communications Ranks in Top 100 Call Centers in U.S.

    Birch Communications Ranks in Top 100 Call Centers in U.S.

    Macon, Ga. – April 18, 2013 - Birch Communications, Inc., a leading IP-based telecom and managed services provider to small- and medium-sized businesses, announced today it has earned the Top 100 Call Center award for 2013 from BenchmarkPortal. The Top 100 competition compares the performance of contact centers throughout North America by evaluating their key metrics against industry peers. Entries are all cross-checked, validated and approved by certified call center experts, and the resulting submissions are scored on the basis of both quality and cost efficiency.

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