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.

BroadReach becomes Platinum partner with Intelisys

On August 30th, 2017, We celebrated an achievement of being named a platinum partner with Intelisys.  I’m very proud of my team for working hard to take care of our customers everyday which has been at the heart our our success and growth.

Mitel to Go Big in CPaaS Market with ShoreTel Acquisition

Excited to see what changes and opportunities the Mitel Acquisition of ShoreTel brings to us at BroadReach and our customers!!

http://www.channelpartnersonline.com/2017/08/01/451-analyst-mitel-to-go-big-in-cpaas-market-with-shoretel-acquisition/

 

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!!

Continuous training keeps BroadReach in front of next-generation services!

Thank you to Intelisys for introducing the Super9 program through the Cloud Services University.  Had a really good training session this month in Austin, TX.

CenturyLink Partner Expo 2017

We had a blast at the CenturyLink Partner Expo 2017.  It will be nice to see what they can do with the Level 3 acquisition over the coming years!!  Also, congrats to our partner Intelisys for earning CenturyLink partner of the year!

The article in the link below explains some of the potential strengths of the combined company.  So far, Ohio and Utah have approved the acquisition.
https://www.fool.com/investing/2017/03/06/3-reasons-a-centurylinklevel-3-merger-is-a-good-id.aspx

 

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

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