Citynet to Acquire StratusWave Communications
West Virginia Telecommunications Leader Acquires Wheeling, WV Company
BRIDGEPORT, WV, June 19, 2017 (Newswire.com) - Citynet announces today its acquisition of StratusWave Communications from Gateway Telecom, LLC, a privately held telecommunications company based in Wheeling, West Virginia. This purchase allows Citynet to continue to broaden its service footprint while also expanding the services available to current StratusWave customers and the Wheeling business segment overall.
Citynet, headquartered in Bridgeport, West Virginia, is a leading provider of telecommunications services. Such services include phone, ultra-high-speed broadband, unified communications (seamless communications between devices and delivery methods: phone, video, messaging, web conferencing, etc.) and IT managed services solutions to small and medium-sized businesses across West Virginia.
“This transaction will expand our breadth of service, increasing our ability to provide Citynet’s portfolio of advanced technology services to business customers in the Wheeling market. The transaction also will enable us to leverage StratusWave’s experienced sales force and office staff to help expand the Citynet footprint,” said Jim Martin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Citynet.
This transaction will expand our breadth of service, increasing our ability to provide Citynet's portfolio of advanced technology services to business customers in the Wheeling market. The transaction also will enable us to leverage StratusWave's experienced sales force and office staff to help expand the Citynet footprint.
Craig Behr, a Wheeling native and Senior Vice-President of Strategic Sales for Citynet says, “StratusWave’s services and its attractive customer base are a natural fit for our strategic direction. We look forward to combining forces with their team to continue expanding our technology portfolio to businesses by delivering best-in-class services to customers across the greater Wheeling area.”
Key offerings now available from Citynet to the Wheeling market include:
- A wide range of feature-rich business phone systems and service
- Blazingly fast broadband Internet
- Worry-free network security, monitoring, and management
- Virtual private networks (VPN)
- Data center/colocation
- Hosted Microsoft 365, hosted Exchange and other cloud computing services
Citynet will maintain StratusWave’s existing/former Wheeling office location at 1025 Main Street, as well as welcoming StratusWave's employees into the Citynet family. StratusWave President and CEO H. “Rusty” Irvin III will oversee Citynet’s daily operations in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia.
“We are excited to move forward as one company positioned for continued success,” said Irvin. “Together, we are proud to offer a complete menu of business technology services to better serve our customers as they compete in a hyper-connected economy. We'll be able to draw from each other's experience with a new enthusiasm to the benefit of our customers. This is an exciting time for our companies, and will prove to be for our customers as well,” says Irvin.
For more information, please contact:
Chief Financial Officer, Citynet
304.554.0550 ext. 6120
Based in Bridgeport, West Virginia, Citynet is a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions for consumers, businesses, enterprise organizations and wholesale customers in West Virginia. Core services include network-based business communications: voice and data communications, broadband Internet, hosted VoIP systems, data services and a full suite of IT managed network services: managed network, managed security, and cloud computing services, all designed to meet the unique application requirements of diverse workforce groups.
Citynet continues to invest in and aggressively expand its wholly-owned fiber-optic network in the North Central West Virginia region, lighting up the cities of Morgantown, Bridgeport, Clarksburg, Fairmont and Philippi with fiber-optic services. Citynet is proud to power the first “Gigabit City” in West Virginia (Bridgeport, WV), as well as the first gigabit-powered resort in the state (Snowshoe Mountain Resort) and provides gigabit services to the town of Philippi, West Virginia.
The company partners with the best and most trusted names in technology, such as Cisco, Microsoft, Barracuda, VMware, Dell and more. Citynet’ s engineers and technicians hold an impressive array of professional technology certifications and undergo constant training.
Citynet’s customers benefit from its around-the-clock, award-winning customer service, based out of the company’s corporate headquarters in Bridgeport, West Virginia.