Local exchange carrier icg Communications Inc. of Englewood, CO, has agreed to merge with Internet

Local exchange carrier icg Communications Inc. of Englewood, CO, has agreed to merge with Internet service provider netcom On-Line Communication Services Inc., San Jose, CA, to create a full-service business communications company. The merger is structured as a tax-free transaction between netcom and an icg subsidiary, and the new company will provide a single source for voice, data, Internet, Web hosting, and other communications services over a fiber-optic network. The combined company will have a network platform interconnecting 330 Internet points of presence, more than 40,000 dial-in access ports, 18 telephony, 15 frame relay switches, and nearly 2900 fiber route-mi. There are another 1117 route-mi under construction.

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