5 thoughts on “Telecom Shakeout ahead?”

  1. Have you checked out CWON’s debt and pfd load? About $900 million in debt and pfd, with quarterly EBITDA of $7.7 million. The company will certainly need to restructure. “Survival” is likely, but not terribly meaningful if you’re an equity holder.

  2. After signing a contract with Birch Telecom for a integrated T-1 (in Houston) on March 28th, 2005 for delivery July 24th, I received a email 8 days prior to moving into our brand new building that we would need to find another supplier of a T-1.

    I’m in complete shock and in a panic. They did this after promising and promising they were “on schedule” for months.

    Is this legal to do this to a customer? We’ve been a customer of theirs for over 4 years. I’ll spend thousands of dollars over the next 20–30 days trying to get re-hooked up.

    I will never ever have anything to do with Birch Telecom ever again.

  3. I found this blog doing research on Birch telecom. I am a consultant and before recommending any provider to my Clients, I do a due diligence examination. Birch has closed sales offices and laid off salespeople. More significantly, they have discontinued their Agent program. This means they are not accepting sales from non-Birch sales agents.

    I wish CD above – (7/20 post) were a client of mine – there are some very good and very quick to install providers in Houston.


  4. January 2005, I purchased phone and internet service from Birch Telecom. I was lied to and deceived by Birch. I did not receive what I was promised and was deceived about the internet speed which I purchased. I attempted to resolve the dispute with Birch, and Birch made no effort to resolve the dispute. Customer service is poor. Their attitude is poor. Do not expect any follow up from sales, or service after contracting with Birch. Birch was in bankruptcy as of August 2005.

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