Hockey, shmockey. Minnesota has become a volleyball hotbed!

I’m still a hockey fan first, but happy to see Volleyball continue to grow and create champions in our backyard!  Leading the way is Midwest Volleyball Warehouse and the Northern Lights Juniors, Read the full article here at minnpost.com!

CenturyLink completes acquisition of Level 3


Just about one year after this was announced, CenturyLink completed their acquisition of Level 3.  These 2 solid providers will combine for a very large fiber footprint and product portfolio.  I think it’s great opportunity they have to combine the strengths from both organisations… please reach out to us with any questions as we will be monitoring their integrations closely!

Full press release available here.

Get out and RUN! (or walk in our case)

Yesterday 4 members of our BroadReach team completed the 5k run/walk in support of Kids Feeding Kids and Lost Loved Ones.  This was a great event for a great cause lead by a long time local company, Pawn America.  It’s nice to see other companies pitching in to help their community!

In addition to attending, we were happy to be able to sponsor a water station at this event!


From left to right:  Tom McKeown, Nate Anderson, Steve Bernard, Tiffany Monita

Event details:  http://www.hotc10k.com/

T-Mobile’s take on Taxes and Fees!

Maybe this trend will take off and spread to other carriers and into the enterprise space?  Meanwhile, we’ll keep digging through invoices to get your bill reviews done.  I definitely suggest using a TEM provider to review your invoices on a monthly basis vs trying to sort through all the taxes and fees etc. by hand!!

Gifts of Hope

The spirit of giving and sharing encompasses the holiday season.  The BroadReach team took that spirit to heart this year and sponsored a family through Keystone Community Services.  This program provides clothing, household items, toys, and luxuries to families living on limited income.  We are looking forward to our next opportunity to help our community, but meanwhile… here is some of the wonderful feedback we received!

“Thank you and your family… we all very much enjoy all the clothing, snow gear, and bicycles… Made our Family very happy this year.  Thanks so much and happy holiday from our family to your family”

“As a single mother, I try to remind my children to be thankful for everything.  This Christmas was a blessing not only because of the gifts you gave our family but because you helped me show my children what giving is really about.”

“Thank you for these gifts… You’ve given me the gift of peace, the ability to take a breath and have removed the stress that this season can bring about.”

http://www.keystoneservices.org/

Zayo Closes Acquisition of Electric Lightwave

It’s been a changing landscape in telecom! Yesterday Electric Lightwave (formerly purchased Integra) was acquired by Zayo:

BOULDER, Colo. – March 1, 2017 Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) today announced it has closed its $1.42 billion acquisition of Electric Lightwave (formerly known as Integra Telecom), an infrastructure and telecom services provider serving 35 markets in the western U.S.

The acquisition adds 8,100 route miles of long haul fiber and 4,000 miles of dense metro fiber across Denver, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Portland, Seattle, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Jose, Salt Lake City, Spokane and Boise, with on-net connectivity to more than 3,100 enterprise buildings and 100 data centers.

Full press release:

Zayo Closes Acquisition of Electric Lightwave

Windstream completes merger with EarthLink

Windstream completed its merger with Earthlink on Monday.  Going forward they will continue with the Windstream name.  They expect to save 150M/year with operations synergies!

http://news.windstream.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=1791

What is a Technology Services Advisor?

This short video gives a great basic understanding of what we do.  Reach out to us for more details and to find out how we can help you!

Evolution of the Telephone!

 

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tw telecom Named One of America’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies

BroadReach congratulates TW Telecom on their latest recognition for being transparent and consistent.  Both are characteristics that we at BroadReach strive for, and look for in companies that we partner with.

Below is a link to the press release and a link to the Forbes article listing America’s 100 most trustworthy companies.

TW Telecom Press Release

Forbes – America’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies