Windstream completes $37.5 million purchase of Mass Communications

29 March 2018 | Natalie Bannerman


Windstream Holdings has completed its $37.5 million acquisition of Mass Communications, the New York-based telecommunications network management company, in an all cash deal.

Mass Communications offers a broad range of SMEs in the financial, legal, healthcare, technology, education and government sectors, providing them with voice, data and networking solutions.

Layne Levine 200x200Commenting on the deal, Layne Levine, president of Windstream enterprise & wholesale, said: “This acquisition adds a well-run company with a customer-first mind-set and an impressive track record of growing revenue to Windstream. Mass Communications customers now will have access to Windstream Enterprise’s deep portfolio of networking solutions and cloud-based services, including SD-WAN Concierge and OfficeSuite.”

The news of the deal was announced December of last year after a FCC filing in which Windstream requested the Commission’s “consent to transfer control of the international and domestic Section 214 authorisations held by MassComm to Windstream”. Windstream would purchase all of the issued and outstanding capital stock of MassComm, which would then become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Windstream.

In addition to the news of the acquisition, Levine also announced that Darren Mass, CEO of Mass Communications has been named president-resale for the company’s enterprise & wholesale business unit.

Darren Mass 200x200“Mass Communications has built a phenomenal portfolio of clients through both partner and reseller relationships. Darren’s collaborative, customer-centric approach to solutions and commitment to a superior customer experience are aligned with our company values. I am confident his leadership of our reseller business will help drive organic revenue growth,” added Levine.

Only last month Windstream launched a number of new brands for its enterprise and wholesale business one year after it completed its acquisition of EarthLink. The new brands Windstream Enterprise and Windstream Wholesale are part of a transformation away from legacy telecoms services.