Why Allstream

A history of technology innovation

Allstream is a leader in business communications throughout the United States and Canada. Everything we do revolves around connecting our customers to their colleagues, customers and communities.

As a single provider of voice and collaboration, connectivity and managed IT solutions, Allstream makes communication and collaboration easy. Our customers benefit from an expansive network of experts and a team focused on reliability.

When you combine a targeted suite of services with exceptional customer support and add in a rich history of success in offering communications services to businesses, customers know they are getting the latest technology and a team of experts committed to their success.

We make it our business to take care of yours. But don’t just take our word for it. Let us show you how.

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From telegraph towers to cloud collaboration.

Allstream has been meeting the communications needs of business customers for more than 170 years.

Founded to provide telegraph service to Canada’s first transcontinental railroad, the company quickly grew to provide services to destination points spanning 3,100 miles coast-to-coast.

No company lasts that long without knowing a thing or two about innovation.

In 2006, Allstream was the first in Canada to offer a SIP Trunking solution. In 2013, it announced the country’s first hosted collaboration solution, followed in 2015 with the first cross-border HCS.

In 2016, Allstream became part of Zayo Group, and in 2017, Zayo acquired Electric Lightwave/Integra Telecom.

In 2017, Zayo Group integrated the voice and small business assets of Allstream and Electric Lightwave/Integra Telecom under the Allstream brand and established Allstream as a separate operating subsidiary. Following Zayo Group’s privatization in 2020, led by EQT and Digital Colony, a new board of directors was established for Allstream.

Allstream - Electric Lightwave - Integra

Today, we at Allstream are proud of our combined history of innovative firsts and our reputation for delivering the best customer experience among telecom providers.

As we continue to expand our offerings, we look forward to always delivering the technologies that help our customers accelerate into the future.

Allstream, through its subsidiary ELECTRIC LIGHTWAVE, continues to provide advanced telecommunications network, systems and services to our US customers..