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C Spire completes acquisition of MegaGate Broadband

c-spire-lte-106RIDGELAND — C Spire announced today that it has completed the acquisition of MegaGate Broadband, a regional provider of phone and Internet services to businesses.

Based in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, MegaGate, founded in 1990, serves most Mississippi business markets as a competitive local exchange telecommunications provider and as an Internet service provider.

As part of the merger announced in June, MegaGate customers will gain access to additional products, services and innovation designed to help their businesses grow and become more efficient.

“This combination will further our efforts to put customers first, provide the highest level of reliable service and deliver great overall value,” said Kevin Hankins, COO for C Spire. “Our service, along with our suite of wireless, IP Voice, Internet access solutions, and cloud-based infrastructure and enterprise software solutions will deliver on our promise of a customer-inspired experience.”

The acquisition is the latest in a series of moves by C Spire that signal the company’s accelerated and expanded focus on innovative business, government and consumer technology solutions. Last September, C Spire launched the nation’s largest statewide initiative to bring 1 Gigabit per second fiber-based Internet access to Mississippi consumers. In February, the company acquired Mobile, Alabama-based Callis Communications, a fast-growing provider of cloud-based communications services for businesses. In one of its most aggressive moves, C Spire plans to open a new $23 million Tier III+ commercial data center in November that will power a full suite of enterprise cloud services and solutions for businesses across the Southeast region.

Started in 1998 as a division of Cellular One, MegaGate became a facilities-based competitive local exchange carrier and Internet service provider, initially offering dial-up Internet service to its wireless customers, and later adding voice, data, hosted phone service, and a variety of other telecommunications solutions to businesses throughout the state.

“Our customers will continue to be in good hands as C Spire brings its customer-inspired approach to their business technology and communication needs,” said Kevin Pack, CEO of MegaGate.

 

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