American Broadband, TelAlaska, and Cameron Communications have combined under the name Fastwyre Broadband. The combined entity will operate as a portfolio company of Madison Dearborn Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm, and Catania Capital Partners.
The synergies the combination will create should boost Fastwyre’s ability to further deploy fiber to the home (FTTH) across its footprint, which includes parts of Alaska, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska and Texas. The company provides triple-play services to residential and business customers.
“We are excited about our new name – Fastwyre – because it reflects our commitment to providing communities across the country with the fastest, most reliable and affordable communications network for work, play and life,” said Chris Eldredge, who was named CEO of Fastwyre Broadband after holding the same position at American Broadband. “We believe all Americans should have access to reliable internet service. Our new identity reflects our pursuit of that mission, unifying our markets under a single national brand that will help keep communities connected.”