Redzone Wireless, LLC Completes Acquisition of GWI Fixed Wireless Network Assets
Acquisition Expands Redzone’s Rural Maine Residential & Commercial Broadband Service Area Across Midcoast, Coastal and Island Communities
August 18, 2016 – Rockland, Maine. Redzone Wireless, LLC, a leading local Maine wireless Internet service provider (WISP), has completed a transaction to acquire and operate GWI’s (Biddeford Internet Corporation) wireless Internet network assets which serve residential and commercial customers primarily in Maine’s Midcoast region and numerous Penobscot Bay coastal and island communities.
Through the acquisition, Redzone will immediately provide service to hundreds of new wireless Internet subscribers in underserved communities including Union, Jefferson, Georgetown, Somerville, Waldoboro, Northport, Owls Head, Rockport, Lincolnville, Warren & Belfast. Redzone will also serve new and existing customers living on the island communities of North Haven, Westport, Vinalhaven, Monhegan, Matinicus, Squirrel Island, and Islesboro.
“We are pleased to announce this Redzone broadband service expansion. The new areas now covered by Redzone are extremely complementary to our existing network. We are particularly excited to be adding services to many rural and island communities.” said Jim McKenna, Redzone Wireless, LLC President. “We respect GWI’s experience in fiber optic network development, and we hope to use GWI’s fiber network resources to support our expanding wireless networks in the future.” said McKenna.
“Redzone is a state-leader in wireless broadband deployment and will be able to leverage their expertise to improve and expand the purchased wireless network. This is an example of two Maine-based companies coming together to help bring better broadband to coastal communities,” GWI’s CEO Fletcher Kittredge stated. "Our company's focus is on fiber optic deployment and given our trajectory, selling our wireless assets to a company whose primary attention is on wireless deployment will be better for business and residential customers alike."
Existing GWI wireless Internet customers can visit http://www.redzonewireless.com/GWI-Transition or call 207-596-5700 for more detailed information regarding their account transfer to Redzone. Additional financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.
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Redzone Wireless, LLC, located in Rockland Maine was established in 2014 to build a next generation fixed wireless broadband network within the state of Maine. The company’s statewide 4G LTE Advanced network, launched in June of 2015, operates on FCC licensed Educational Broadband Service (EBS) spectrum. Redzone introduced a multi-spectrum commercial and municipal wireless broadband network for Maine communities and businesses in 2016.