Archives for March 2017

The Nest – donated baskets

The Nest is a maternity home in St Michael, MN that provides a mentorship program, including housing, for women facing unexpected pregnancy.  On May 5, 2017, The Nest held a banquet for the purpose of developing awareness and funds that are crucial to their mission.  The BroadReach team donated 7 baskets for the silent auction with themes ranging from movie night to baseball to gardening.  Over 100 people attended the banquet, and The Nest raised $17,000 to help continue their work and grow their program in the coming year.  The BroadReach team was privileged to assist in supporting such an outstanding organization!


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.


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.”

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