NORTH ANDOVER, Mass., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Internet & Telephone, LLC CEO Paul Cissel today announced the company's acquisition of NECOM Solutions of Wilmington, MA. The acquisition strengthens Internet & Telephone's product offering and increases its employee base. NECOM clients can now take advantage of the Internet & Telephone product spectrum. "Internet & Telephone and NECOM together will offer customers industry-leading managed IT services," said Cissel. "Both companies have years of network excellence, customized solutions and outstanding customer support. We will now offer more services, more technology solutions and more options with the same high levels of performance, reliability and support that our customers have come to expect from us." Internet & Telephone was founded by Merrimack Valley entrepreneurs Paul Cissel and Pete Peterson in April, 2002. With the NECOM Solutions acquisition complete, Internet & Telephone has now served over 5,000 voice and data clients. Internet & Telephone will retain all full-time NECOM personnel. Howard J. Britt, Jr. the founder, President and CEO of NECOM will move into a role of providing sales and service to existing NECOM customers. Britt said the acquisition will be an advantage to his customers. "This combination is highly complementary," said Britt. "The broad reach of our combined technology, the years of expertise of our dedicated employees and our shared commitment to exemplary service will establish Internet & Telephone as the premier Managed Service Provider in Massachusetts." "This acquisition should be a win-win for all involved," said David Baker, a technology expert and investment officer at North American Management Company. "The combined company is well positioned for growth and meeting the ever-increasing need for technology solutions, high-touch customer service and high-performance bandwidth." Internet & Telephone is a local provider of managed IT devices along with VOIP telephone systems, voice and data services. Internet & Telephone, LLC has now acquired six New England based high tech companies. In addition to NECOM Solutions, Internet & Telephone has acquired Entegra Solution, Netway Internet, Russet Communications (Whiz Wireless), TTLC Wireless, and Airnet Connect.