Hargray acquires Electronet in FL

Feb. 4, 2020
Hargray Fiber has purchased Electronet Broadband Communications, a fiber-based broadband communications company operating in Tallahassee, FL. The transaction is ...

Hargray Fiber has purchased Electronet Broadband Communications, a fiber-based broadband communications company operating in Tallahassee, FL. The transaction is intended to further expand Hargray's network in the southeast.

In the last year, Hargray has purchased a number of systems in the southeast, including Dark Fiber Systems in Florida, ComSouth in Georgia, USA Communications in Alabama, and Kingsland Cable in Georgia. The company is also expanding its fiber footprint in Conyers and Covington, GA.

"On behalf of Hargray's nearly 800 colleagues, we are pleased to announce our acquisition of Electronet Broadband Communications and the continued expansion of our Florida operations. Hargray's purpose is to empower people and communities to connect and thrive. We do this by envisioning and delivering customer delight - something not typically associated with most telecommunications service providers. We are excited to have the opportunity to advance our purpose and bring Hargray's full suite of communications solutions, robust last-mile fiber connectivity, and our unmatched, superior customer service to businesses in Tallahassee," said Hargray Chairman and CEO Michael Gottdenker. "We are particularly excited to partner with Electronet's existing team, led by Paul Watts, who combined have decades of experience and relationships in Tallahassee and who share our passion for customer delight."

Chris McCorkendale, senior vice president of Hargray Fiber, said: "We remain very committed to providing advanced broadband services to commercial businesses in the southeast. With our entry into Tallahassee, we bring dedicated local service, superior support, and a commitment to the community. We plan to invest in the network and provide our full suite of communication products including enhanced data, voice, video, hosted unified communications, Metro Ethernet and multi-gigabit symmetrical circuits delivered exclusively over Hargray's 100% fiber-optic network."

Electronet CEO Paul Watts said: "We are extremely proud of the company Allen Byington established in 1996 and for the services we provide to Tallahassee businesses. It was our mission to partner with an organization that shares the same commitment to unparalleled service to our customers while remaining local in the community. We have found this partner in Hargray Fiber and are excited that all of our employees will be part of the combined company, as we add products and carry on our rich tradition of being a local customer focused organization."