Atlanta, Ga. – Apr. 11, 2012 – Birch Communications, a leading IP-based telecom and managed services provider to small- and medium-sized businesses announced that it has completed the acquisition of the operating assets of AstroTel, Inc. These assets include the IP-based network spanning the Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Sarasota and Bradenton markets on Florida’s west coast.
“Birch has seamlessly transitioned thousands of customers, dealers and wholesale partners as a part of the 13 previous acquisitions. Everyone involved in this acquisition will benefit from our proven ability to provide world-class service and back it up with world-class support,” said Vincent Oddo, Birch president and CEO. “Birch is committed to ensuring a smooth transition for all former AstroTel customers, dealers and wholesale partners.”
“Over the last sixteen years, Birch has earned a strong reputation for providing exceptional customer service. Additionally, AstroTel customers, dealers and wholesale partners will benefit from the broad selection of voice, broadband and managed IT products and services that Birch can provide,” said Chris Aversano, Birch chief operating officer.
This marks the 14th major acquisition Birch has completed since 2006. Birch’s strategy is to significantly increase customer density and expand the reach of its state-of-the-art private IP-Network through both “tuck-in” acquisitions and organic growth.