Great Plains Communications Completes Acquisition Of ETC

Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 9:09 AM

By Great Plains Communications, news release

A deal has been in the works since June.

(Blair, Ne.) - Great Plains Communications (“GPC”), a growing Midwestern telecommunications provider with an expanding, privately-owned 13,000-mile fiber network reaching 11 states,  has completed its acquisition of Enhanced Telecommunications Corporation (“ETC”), a progressive Southeastern Indiana-based provider.

Serving communities in Southeastern Indiana for more than 85 years, ETC offers an innovative suite of products and services to over 14,000 business, wholesale and residential customers that include high-speed Internet, Ethernet, voice, video and transport.

“Great Plains Communications continues to stay true to our vision to grow strategically by identifying promising opportunities like the ETC acquisition. Now that the acquisition process is complete, we can begin working as one company to not only provide exceptional services and enhanced products to our current customer base, but to identify strategic opportunities to serve new markets and expand our network. We appreciate the legacy of the Miles family at ETC and welcome our new employees and customers,” said Todd Foje, CEO of Great Plains Communications.

With the backing of partner Grain Management, LLC (“Grain”), ETC is the second acquisition completed by GPC, within the last year.  The company acquired InterCarrier Networks in August 2019.  Chad Crank, Managing Director at Grain had this to say: “We believe the trend of increasing bandwidth demand will only continue.  The robust Great Plains Communications network is designed to meet these capacity needs and to support the advances in technology that are driving the trend.  Expanding this impressive network strategically into areas of opportunity like Indiana positions the company for further growth.

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