Granite Telecom surpasses 1 million analog wireline connections mark

Granite Telecommunications may not carry the same name recognition of an AT&T (NYSE: T) or Verizon (NYSE: VZ), but the wholesale voice/data provider's service growing presence in multi-site businesses helped it to reach over 1 million analog wireline connections.

Serving large-scale multisite retail chains such as Men's Warehouse and over 65 other U.S.-based Fortune 1000 customers, privately-held Granite currently serves over 6 percent of all non-incumbent business analog voice lines according to FCC statistics.

While incumbent operators have the instant brand recognition, they don't have facilities everywhere, meaning that the multisite business has to deal with multiple bills from multiple service providers.

What appears to be resonating with retail chains like Men's Warehouse is that it gives the customer the proverbial one neck to choke in that Granite will work with service providers in each market that a multisite business operates in and put together one common service package with consolidated billing and real-time service monitoring.

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