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IP and managed-service provider Birch Communications has completed the acquisition of DayStar Communications, a facilities-based telecommunications service provider that served customers throughout several major markets in southwest Florida and other parts of the Southeast.
Florida-based Birch has now made 16 acquisitions since 2006.
“Today is yet another significant step forward as we advance our multi-year ‘tuck-in’ acquisition strategy designed to build customer density throughout our 38-state footprint,” said Vincent M. Oddo, Birch president and CEO. “Through this acquisition, Birch continues its recent expansion into southwest Florida. DayStar’s Metaswitch-based facilities network, and many thousands of business customers, fit very well into our growing facilities-based enterprise.”
Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.