Great Plains Communications wraps up deal to buy ETC

Great Plains Communications wraps up its deal to buy Indiana-based ETC. (Pixabay)

Great Plains Communications, a Blair, Neb.-based independent telco, has completed its deal to buy Enhanced Telecommunications Corporation (ETC.)

ETC has been serving Southeastern Indiana for more than 85 years with services to over 14,000 businesses, wholesale and residential customers. Its services include high-speed internet, Ethernet, voice, video and transport. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

"Great Plains Communications continues to stay true to our vision to grow strategically by identifying promising opportunities like the ETC acquisition," said Todd Foje, CEO of Great Plains Communications, in a statement. "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."

Great Plains Communications (GPC) teamed up with private investment firm Grain Management to buy ETC. The two companies also bought InterCarrier Networks a year ago.

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GCP provisions services across its 13,000-mile fiber network that spans 11 states including Nebraska, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, South Dakota and Wyoming. GCP's networks offers community access rings, last-mile and middle-mile solutions. Its services include Ethernet, internet, video, and voice.