Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Access Integrated Networks Merges with Birch Telecom

Access Integrated Networks completed its previously announced merger with Birch Telecom. The deal was first announced in November 2007. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The combined company now operates as one of the largest competitive local exchange carriers in the 26-state southeast, southwest and midwest regions, and will have approximately 300,000 voice and data lines, 100,000 small and medium business customers, annual revenues of $200 million and 400 employees.

Vincent Oddo, CEO of Access, leads the combined company as President and CEO.http://www.accesscomm.com/http://www.birch.com

  • Access Integrated Networks serves nine Southeastern states including: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The company was founded in 1996 and is based in Macon, Georgia.

  • Birch Telecom serves 130,000 customers in more than 50 metropolitan markets across 12 states, including Kansas City, St. Louis, Houston, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Atlanta, Charlotte, Memphis, and Nashville. The company was founded in 1997 and emerged from Chapter 11 in 2006.