Open Broadband, LLC Acquires Blue Prism Internet, LLC
Expands high-speed internet service into Rutherford County NC.
By: Open Broadband, LLC
The operations of the entities will be merged, and the President of Blue Prism, Tom Roberson, will be joining Open Broadband as Area Manager of Western NC.
"We are excited to expand into Western NC through the addition of Blue Prism Internet," said Open Broadband CEO Alan Fitzpatrick. "Tom brings a strong background in multiple disciplines of technology including Networking and Radio/Data Propagation and has built broadband distributions in several underserved neighborhoods and business districts. He shares our commitment to expand internet accessibility and Digital Inclusion to the many data challenged areas and cities. Together we will increase access to faster internet, and decrease the Digital Divide in Western North Carolina."
Open Broadband, LLC provides hybrid fiber and fixed-wireless internet service, up to gigabit speed, in many communities across North Carolina. Service is provided to residents, small and medium-sized businesses, technology incubators, universities, and government locations including police, fire, town hall, and airport facilities. Open Broadband also provides free public Wi-Fi zones in downtown areas, parks, and campuses.
"I am excited to be joining the Open Broadband team," said Blue Prism Internet President Tom Roberson. "We have a shared mission of bringing affordable high-speed internet to neglected areas of our state. Together, we will bring 100 Mbps and gigabit speeds to Western NC."
"Providing service to underserved communities is in our DNA," said Alan. "We are a co-founder and board member of the 501(c)(3) NC Broadband Matters Inc., an advocacy group for broadband in North Carolina and creator of the NC Hearts Gigabit project. We have served on the Charlotte Digital Inclusion Alliance board since its inception. Wayne County and Orange County NC selected us to provide broadband in their underserved areas. We also provide service to a Charlotte Housing Authority neighborhood. We are excited to be expanding our efforts in the western portion of the state."
With the merger of operations, Open Broadband plans to begin offering symmetrical internet service, up to gigabit speed (1000 Mbps x 1000 Mbps) to areas in Rutherford County in 4Q18.
About Open Broadband, LLC
Open Broadband, LLC is an ISP delivering ultra-high-speed internet service in underserved communities. We are a team of highly experienced telecom and internet veterans with one simple goal in mind – provide affordable high-speed internet service to those areas with little choice in broadband service providers. Open Broadband is North Carolina owned and operated. Visit us at http://openbb.net or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @OpenBBNet. For questions, email email@example.com or call 980-434-6736.
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