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Consolidation ‘essential’ to small providers, ISPs say

telecom | 11/13/2013 12:47 am EST

TORONTO—A majority of Canada's small Internet service providers (ISPs) have seen little or no growth over most of the last decade, which is causing an “ISP class gap” and continued industry consolidation, said Michael Garbe, president of Accelerated Connections Inc. “Most ISPs are not [growing]. Most ISPs are flat or declining,” Garbe said in an interview Tuesday at the Canadian ISP Summit in Toronto. “Over the next five years, I think you'll see an ISP class gap. ... The little guys will get smaller, the big guys will get bigger, and you won't find people in the middle anymore.” Small ISPs like Accelerated Connections lease wholesale...

Day named new Primus CEO

telecom | 01/07/2013 9:01 pm EST

Primus Telecommunications Group Inc. appointed Peter D. Aquino to the position of executive chairman of its board of directors, the company said. In a release Dec. 31, 2012, Primus said it also appointed Andrew Day as president and CEO. Day previously held the position of North America chief executive officer, the company said. Primus said the two new appointments were effective Jan. 1, 2013....