Windstream Wraps MassComm Buy, Expands Service Portfolio

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Windstream has completed its acquisition of Mass Communications (MassComm), a New York-based CLEC, for about $37.5 million in an all-cash deal.

Working with hardware and software technology vendors and MSPs, MassComm designs, implements and supports custom networks to deliver a full suite of voice, data, risk management and security offerings to midsize global enterprise customers in the financial, legal, health care, technology, education and government sectors.

Windstream disclosed the acquisition in January in a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) filing.

“This acquisition adds a well-run company with a customer-first mindset and an impressive track record of growing revenue to Windstream,” said Layne Levine, president of Windstream Enterprise and Wholesale. “Mass Communications customers now will have access to Windstream Enterprise’s deep portfolio of networking solutions and cloud-based services, including SD-WAN Concierge and OfficeSuite.”

Windstream said MassComm’s “innovative services and customer base with Windstream’s larger CLEC operations and fiber network will enable the combined company to increase its competitiveness by expanding its portfolio of services, generating efficiencies that benefit customers, and serving more customers over its own facilities where it can.”

MassComm is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Windstream. MassComm CEO Darren Mass is now president of resale for the company’s enterprise and wholesale business unit.

“Mass Communications has built a phenomenal portfolio of clients through both partner and reseller relationships,” Levine said. “Darren’s collaborative, customer-centric approach to solutions and commitment to a superior customer experience are aligned with our company values. I am confident his leadership of our reseller business will help drive organic revenue growth.”

Last year, Windstream acquired both EarthLink and Broadview Networks.

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