AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tel West Network Services Corporation (Tel West), a facilities-based Internet, data and voice communications provider announced today that it has been acquired by U.S. TelePacific Corp., based in Los Angeles. Under the acquisition agreement, the California company, which does business as TelePacific Communications (TelePacific), has taken ownership of Tel West's stock and will control its assets, including a fiber network serving 3,600 customers in six Texas metropolitan areas.
Tel West will continue to operate under its own name and under the leadership of Jeff Swickard, who will remain President of Tel West. TelePacific extended employment offers to all Tel West employees and is fortunate to have them continue supporting Tel West customers. The combined company will be led by TelePacific Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dick Jalkut. Jalkut, a 35-year telecommunications industry veteran, has a substantial record of leading telecom firms through growth and competitive transformation.
"This is a great opportunity for Tel West and its customers," said Swickard. "Our combined business will have even greater resources to continue delivering best-in-class communications solutions to Texas businesses. And our customers will receive the same high level of customer service they have come to expect from the same people."
For Tel West, joining TelePacific means the company will benefit from greater network coverage and additional capital investment for network and product expansion. Near-term infrastructure enhancements will include build out of a comprehensive Ethernet over Copper service to meet the region's growing bandwidth demand. TelePacific will also invest in IP network integration across the TelePacific and Tel West networks. Customers with offices outside of Texas will be able to connect their offices, seamlessly and consolidate services under one provider.
TelePacific plans to establish a Tel West agent channel in Texas, creating great opportunities for telecommunications agents in the State. Agents will benefit from TelePacific's award-winning Telepartner program, which offers robust support, training and incentives.
"Entering the Texas market is a strategic milestone for TelePacific," said Dick Jalkut, President and CEO of TelePacific. "We could not have found a better partner than Tel West to help achieve that goal. Tel West is one of the fastest-growing companies in Texas, offering exceptional products and service. We can combine their success with TelePacific's customer-centric culture and expanded services to create the leading communications service provider in Texas."
About Tel West
Tel West Network Services Corporation (www.telwestservices.com) is a facilities-based Internet, data and voice communications provider that specializes in cost-effective telecommunications services for small, medium and enterprise businesses. Originally headquartered in Austin, Texas, but now part of the TelePacific family of companies, headquartered in Los Angeles, California, the company's local network presence spans six major metropolitan areas including Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Fort Worth, and Corpus Christi.
About TelePacific Communications
TelePacific Communications (www.telepacific.com) is a network services company serving small- and medium-business customers. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the Company meets the needs of growing businesses nationwide. TelePacific offers a host of IP, voice, data and Internet services, as well as business continuity, cloud and managed network solutions.
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