We were formed in Delaware in 1998 for the purpose of operating and acquiring
rural local exchange carriers, which we refer to as RLECs. Since 1999, we have
acquired eleven RLEC businesses, four of which serve contiguous territories in
north central Alabama; three of which serve territories adjacent to either
Portland or Bangor, Maine; and one each serving a portion of western
Massachusetts, central Missouri, western Vermont and southern West Virginia. We
provide a variety of unregulated services, including internet data lines and
long distance services, through several subsidiaries in all these territories.
In addition, we acquired three facilities based competitive local exchange
carriers, which we refer to as CLECs, which offer services primarily to business
or enterprise customers in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts and operate
under the trade name OTT Communications.