Appia Communications Marks 10th Anniversary of Founding

Traverse City-based Appia Communications Inc., a provider of managed communication and network services, announced it has reached the 10th anniversary of its founding in 2001. Victor von Schlegell and Bill Bollinger founded Appia and continue to lead the company.  

“Starting our second decade, we find ourselves serving the largest number of customers while fielding an industry-leading set of products tailor-made to our customer’s voice, networking, cloud computing and managed service needs,” said Victor von Schlegell, president. “Our team, which includes our partners and customers, are the reason for our continued and profitable growth. We will continue to introduce new ways to bring value to our customers.”

Added Bollinger, the company’s vice president: “Our customer-focused growth has led our network expansion to serve customers in every state and over 10 countries worldwide. Just because we are one of the longest-standing managed service providers doesn’t mean we can rest on our laurels. Already this year we announced both virtual desktop and data center cloud services. I am looking forward to where the next 10 years will take us.”   

Appia’s first product was hosted Voice over IP. Appia then executed on its mission of providing a broad range of managed services, based on the needs of its customers. Throughout the years Appia has expanded organically and through acquisition to include hosted Voice over IP, SIP trunking, high-speed Internet, MPLS networking, hosted video conferencing, virtual desktop services, data center services and wholesale VOIP.

Headquartered in Traverse City, Appia serves markets nationwide, with operations in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis and Washington D.C.

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