Atlantic Tele-Network has announced that its US rural wireless business, Commnet Wireless, has completed the acquisition of the wireless network assets of CC Communications, including equipment, cellular and other spectrum and towers.
The network includes approximately 50 operating cell sites and the licenses acquired cover over 40,000 square miles and a population of approximately 61,000 in rural areas and public lands in western Nevada. Commnet plans to make additional investments to expand and enhance the network in 2009. Commnet also agreed to provide wholesale wireless services to CC Communications.
Louis Tomasetti, president of Commnet Wireless, said: We are delighted to expand our operations into Nevada and enter into an ongoing relationship with CC Communications. With over 400 base stations in rural areas of the US and a team of talented and highly motivated engineers, we take great pride in bringing professional, high-quality telecommunications services to under-served areas in an innovative, cost-effective manner.
Bob Adams General Manager of Churchill County Communications, said: CC Communications is excited to remain as a wireless provider for our customers and citizens. Cellular service is very important due to the areas that we serve being relatively sparsely populated and the distances our customers regularly travel. Commnet is a fine organization that shares our culture of providing excellent service as well as providing the most current technologies. We look forward to a long relationship with Commnet.