Jul 26th, 2010

Baca Valley Telephone Reaches Outside Network Footprint on Mammoth Networks

Seattle (July 26, 2010) – (BOOTH #39) Today from the OPASTCO 2010 Summer Convention and Tradeshow, Mammoth Networks reported that Baca Valley Telephone Company is leveraging Mammoth’s Layer 2 DSL to expand outside its network footprint. As a facilities-based aggregator of fiber and data circuits, Mammoth empowers Baca Valley with a variable-cost solution to deliver its telephony services in new markets.

Mammoth Networks is unique in that it aggregates multiple data services onto one platform, and delivers a one-stop shop for network outsourcing. It has built a multi-state, multi-LATA private network for the benefit of independent telephony carriers, and specializes in service within Qwest-served states.

Prior to its partnership with Mammoth, Baca Valley went the route of “fixed-cost” fiber to reach the Qwest area they served. With Mammoth, the company no longer needs a Qwest circuit or a sizeable upfront investment; it benefits from a low variable-cost solution.

In addressing its partnership with Mammoth Networks, Kim Atwater, Baca Valley Telephone Information Systems Technician, commented that, “We wish the Mammoth offering was brought to us long ago. Mammoth’s services have not only saved us half of what we were paying before, but have been much more reliable. In addition, the support staff has been exceptional, so easy to work with - they really deserve a pat on the back.”

”We are proud to work with the Baca Valley team, and take great pride in our ability to help them expand into new markets with unprecedented ease and the variable-cost program best-suited to their size, scope, and budget,” said Mammoth CEO, Brian Worthen.

He continued, “We have built our business on providing rural carriers and ILECS, such as Baca Valley, with the flexible resources they need to grow their business and achieve new heights in today’s evolving telecommunications marketplace.”

Mammoth Networks provides meet-point circuits and long-haul private-line into other local exchange carrier (LEC) territories. Its core business is Layer 2 aggregation of Qwest's ATM DSL, covering each of Qwest's 27 LATAs. Mammoth also had the benefit of performing resale work for Qwest, giving it a leg-up in installation and troubleshooting when dealing with Qwest in its role as a single point of interface for service ordering, installation and operation.

Earlier in the year, Mammoth announced that its most recent fiber outlay was lit in Denver, which will be used to aggregate rural exchange connectivity from around the Rocky Mountains.

Mammoth Networks is an aggregator of data services, serving fourteen Western states with their layer 2 DSL network and the lower 48 states with their private-line services. Mammoth enables its Partners by erasing the invisible lines of the telecommunications structure, and leveling the playing field for Network Providers.

The privately held company is based in Gillette, Wyoming. For additional information, please visit

Paul J. Briesh, Sr. who began his career in the telephone industry with Western States Telephone Company in 1962 founded Baca Valley Telephone Company, Inc., headquartered in Des Moines, New Mexico. Today, Baca Valley Telephone Company has a service area covering more than 2,600 square miles. In addition to residential service in the Des Moines and Maxwell exchanges, they provide local Internet access, business telephone systems, security systems, and network cabling throughout northeastern New Mexico and southeastern Colorado.

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