Pac-West Telecomm, Inc., is a wholesaler of voice and data services to carriers in 22 states throughout the continental U.S. The company began as a telephone interconnect and long distance reseller in 1982. Following the 1996 Telecom Act, Pac-West became a full-service CLEC, serving all customer segments: commercial, residential and wholesale.
On March 11, 2005, Pac-West sold its enterprise customer base to TelePacific but retained the associated network assets. In 2006, Pac-West announced plans to expand its operations to include an additional 28 States and Washington, DC. In 2007 the company terminated its expansion plans due to financial troubles.
Pac-West filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy in May 2007 and emerged from bankruptcy in December 2007 with help from private equity firm Columbia Ventures Corporation, which provided $18.5 million in debtor-in-possession financing. As part of its financial restructuring, Pac-West reduced its workforce by 50%. Since emerging from bankruptcy protection, the company's total revenue has risen steadily. In December 2008, Pac-West increased its revenue and expanded its footprint by acquiring Tex-Link Communications.
Today, Pac-West provides wholesale services to domestic and international service providers. The company’s customers include domestic and international carriers, VoIP providers, ISPs and cable operators. Pac-West offers a variety of origination, termination and transport services and has re-established itself as a carriers' carrier.