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Agents See Strong Bell Rival in PAETEC-McLeod Pairing

PAETEC Holding Corp.s purchase of McLeodUSA Inc. appears to hold a number of benefits for agents, not the least of which is a footprint that creates a strong CLEC rival to the Bell system. But as with any merger, some challenges await. Agent and analyst reaction so far indicates PAETEC likely will encounter problems with […]

Integra Snaps Up Rival Eschelon

CLEC merger fever on the East Coast is spreading to the West Coast. Integra Telecom Inc. announced on Tuesday it is buying rival CLEC Eschelon Telecom Inc. for $30 per share, or approximately $566 million. The deal is expected to close in the third quarter. Integra is based in Portland, Ore., and serves business throughout […]

Telcombrokers Begins Buying Spree

In what is described as the first of many acquisitions, master agency Telcombrokers in late December purchased the assets of Tru Choice Communications, a rival master agency based in Corona, Calif. Telcombrokers Dominic Antonini We are very pleased to complete the acquisition of the TruChoice agents and customers. This acquisition marks a step forward in […]

Talk America Closes Second Rival Acquisition

The upcoming change in UNE-P rules has CLECs scrambling to diversify their services so they stay afloat, a strategy demonstrated by the closure yesterday of Talk Americas second acquisition in months. Talk America, a Virginia-based CLEC, now owns Network Telephone Corp. (NTC), a voice, data and video provider serving businesses in the southeast. Talk America […]

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