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News : Birch Invests in Mercer University’s New Innovation Center
Atlanta, GA, USA, April 11, 2016 -- Birch Communications, Inc. ("Birch"), a nationwide provider of communications, network and cloud services to small, mid-sized, enterprise and wholesale businesses, announced its partnership with the new Mercer Innovation Center focused on cultivating entrepreneurship in Middle Georgia. Birch is equipping the center with the latest Cloud technology solutions, including its enterprise-class TotalCloud(R) PBX, TotalCloud(R) File Storage, and 1 Gbps Metro-Fiber connection to deliver the highest-speed Internet experience for its members and guests.
"We just rolled out ultra-high-speed Internet service and will be installing best-in-class business media and phone service with enterprise-grade audio quality to deliver the fastest connections and the clearest sound available," said Steve Sigmon, Director of Sales Engineering at Birch. "The Mercer Innovation Center will be a shining star for Middle Georgia and its continued economic growth and Birch’s partnership is another great example of how we are leading the way in facilitating innovation through advanced technology."
Mercer’s Innovation Center's goals are to advance the discovery and commercialization of products and services that have marketplace potential to promote job creation and economic development in the region. It was created to inspire a culture of innovation across the area by bringing together like-minded entrepreneurs to attract, cultivate and retain creative talent and to share the knowledge and resources to achieve positive growth. Based in a modern 10,000-square-foot facility, the Center is strategically located in the heart of the Mercer University campus, adjacent to Mercer's School of Engineering, School of Medicine and Willet Science Center.
"We are elated to be a part of such an important project that is helping to fuel entrepreneurship across the state. For many individuals with entrepreneurial aspirations, finding the resources needed to get started can be a challenge, but the University is changing that. Birch is pleased to join Mercer University in kick-starting the success of our future entrepreneurs," said Michelle Ansley, Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Birch.
"Birch has generously agreed to provide us with complete communications and connectivity for our Mercer Innovation Center, and we could not be more excited about this news," said Dr. Susan P. Gilbert, dean of Mercer's Stetson School of Business and Economics.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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About Birch Communications:
Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., Birch Communications provides managed communications and information technology services to a target market of small and medium-sized businesses in select metropolitan areas within 39 states across the United States. Birch services include local and long distance voice, broadband Internet access, T1, PRI, bonded T1, mobile voice and data, e-mail, voicemail, prepaid, and many other communications and information technology services.
Published: Tuesday, April 12, 2016