ICG's roots can be traced back through time to
the mid-1980s and a business plan to develop satellite communications
capabilities in Denver.
Between 1989 and 1996, ICG was a competitive access
provider (CAP) specializing in long distance, private line services,
fiber optics and switching. In 1996, the company became formally
known as ICG Communications, Inc. It entered the local telephone
market and began offering local, long distance and calling card
services primarily to small- and mid-sized business customers.
During 1998 and 1999, ICG made a number of key
decisions that paved the way for entry into the emerging data and
Internet services arena.
ICG was one of the first new telecommunications
companies to emerge during the early stages of government-mandated
competition in the mid-1990s. As a pioneer in the industry, ICG
was driven to provide competitive voice and data services on its
expanding fiber optic network base.
In 1999, ICG developed products to take advantage
of the new trend for businesses, Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
and Applications Service Providers (ASPs) to outsource their network
Today ICG Communications, Inc. is a communications
provider with a nationwide data and voice network, operating in
dozens of major metropolitan areas. As an integrated nationwide
and metropolitan fiber optic infrastructure company, ICG provides
access and bandwidth to thousands of customers including Internet
service providers, interexchange carriers, corporate customers with
medium to large-sized businesses, and corporations needing strategic
asset protection. Signature products include broadband, dial-up
Internet access, Dedicated Internet Access (DIA), and voice and
Internet Protocol (IP) solutions.
ICG is revolutionizing communications and delivering
the benefits of choice. ICG's strategy is to provide its customers
with solutions to simplify their communications needs while specializing
in broadband solutions for access and bandwidth, as well as enabling
them to compete more efficiently in their industry. ICG intends
to focus its attention on its core strengths including the company's
metropolitan fiber, switch markets and nationwide data network to
deliver a superior customer experience.