Fusion acquired both Birch Communications and MegaPath, both of which have “enough ports that you’re starting to see them as a company,” Dunne said. They’re also starting to compete very well as a fiber-based provider, bringing fiber to their customers, she said.
Ratcliff said GTT, listed on the leaderboard challenge tier, is among “innovative, nimble providers” that “come to shine for us in certain geographies and with certain use cases such as SD-WAN.” The company has acquired and successfully integrated more than 30 companies in the last 10 years. Recent acquisitions include Access Point, Interoute and Accelerated Connections.
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