News: March 2006
Waltham, Massachusetts and Rochester, New York [March 28, 2006]: CTC Communications and Choice One Communications, which on February 10, 2006 announced their agreement to merge, today announced they are jointly acquiring Conversent Communications, Inc., an integrated communications provider with significant facilities and customers in the Northeast as well as in West Virginia. On a combined basis, the three companies currently generate about $800 million in annual revenue and provide telecommunications services to over 150,000 business customers representing more than 1.3 million access lines equivalents. The combined company, which will be privately held, will be the second largest competitive communications provider in the U.S., with a heavy regional focus in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and upper Midwest regions. Its network will include 10,000 route miles of fiber and approximately 700 unique collocations.