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Birch enhances Detroit reach by expanding sales force, opening regional office

Birch Communications is looking to make a bigger splash in the Detroit area by opening a new sales branch office in Livonia, Mich., and expanding its sales force.

AT&T, MetTel extend wholesale service agreement

MetTel, a competitive provider focused on serving business customers, has reached a new agreement with AT&T to extend their wholesale voice services agreement through 2017, enabling it to continue offering services to customers without fear of disruption.

EarthLink narrows Q3 net loss to $2M, but business, residential declines continued

EarthLink may have reduced its net loss to $2 million year-over-year from $11.3 million, but the service provider reported that revenues dropped in both its consumer and business segments.

CallFire sees new cost, service benefits as a registered CLEC

Cloud-based software provider CallFire has formally registered as a CLEC, a move that it says will enable it to provide nationwide telephony services to its customers.

Birch revamps brand identity, unveils new product portfolio

Birch Communications, which has been rapidly expanding its portfolio through a series of tuck-in acquisitions, has established new company branding for a new set of product offerings targeting its business customer base.

Gigabit Wars: The best prices for 1 Gbps service from ILECs, MSOs and municipal providers

Google Fiber's 1 Gbps service has had a rippling effect in the telecom industry, as a growing host of providers are now planning or offering gigabit service. But what price do subscribers pay? We take a look at pricing trends across this segment.

O'Hara departs Integra, Guth named interim CEO

Integra has made a key change to its top management team by naming board member Robert Guth as interim CEO and president. Guth takes over the helm from Kevin O'Hara, who joined Integra's board in 2009 and served as CEO since 2011.

Integra acquires World Communications, enhances Washington state reach

Integra has dipped into its pocket book to acquire World Communications Inc. (WCI), a move that will expand its growing network and service presence in the state of Washington.

Birch completes installation of 11,520 fiber strand miles in Kentucky

Birch Communications has enhanced its business services capabilities in eastern Kentucky by wrapping up its buildout and integration of 11,520 strand fiber miles.

Cbeyond brings dark fiber access to SMBs in six Tier 1 markets

Cbeyond, a competitive telco that's in the process of being purchased by Birch Communications, is extending dark fiber to small to medium businesses that reside in large, multi-tenant buildings.