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Appia to Acquire Assets of Connect Communications
[February 23, 2010]

Appia to Acquire Assets of Connect Communications

Based in Indianapolis, Connect brings 25 years of experience in providing business communications services, with a specialization in multitenant offices.

INDIANAPOLIS - February 23, 2010 - Appia Communications announced today that it has entered into a letter of intent to purchase the assets of Connect Communications, a business communications provider based in Indianapolis.

Appia, a nationwide provider of managed communication and networking services, expects the acquisition to be completed shortly.

"We have worked with Connect's owners for several years," said Victor von Schlegell, Appia's president. "They have focused mainly on the multitenant office market, which is a great opportunity for Appia, not only in Indianapolis but elsewhere." Connect's Ed Forester said that the acquisition makes good sense for both companies. "Connect has a strong sales and service organization, and Appia brings us a lot more data and voice-over-Internet expertise," Forester said. "We'll have more ways to serve our customers." For more information about Appia, including its full suite of communication and networking solutions, partnership opportunities, customer case studies and more, please visit or call 877-277-4297.

About Appia Communications Appia Communications is a leading provider of managed communication and networking services, with a focus on small and midsize companies and organizations. Appia's solutions help customers minimize capital investments, reduce costs, enhance employee productivity, improve customer care, and compete more effectively against much larger enterprises.

Headquartered in Traverse City, Michigan, Appia serves markets nationwide, with operations in Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia and St. Louis.

Appia has been recognized as one of America's fastest-growing private companies (Inc., 2007, 2008 and 2009); one of the fastest-growing solution providers in the technology industry (CRN, 2009); and one of the top managed service providers in the world (MSPmentor, 2009 and 2010).

For more information, please visit or call 877-277-4297.

Media Contact Matt Cowall Communications Manager 877-277-4297 [email protected]

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