altafiber, a Cincinnati Bell offshoot now delivering integrated communications solutions in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana, today announced the closing of its acquisition of Agile Network Builders, LLC.
Agile, formerly a subsidiary of American Tower Corporation, designs, builds, and manages wireless infrastructure assets and data networks. The Canton, Ohio-based company leases wireless infrastructure assets to third parties, and provides connectivity through hybrid fiber wireless data networks in Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana, Kentucky and Pennsylvania.
Agile utilizes data centers, communication towers, fiber, and wireless technology to deliver middle mile, last mile, and campus connectivity for public safety entities, cellular carriers, and rural internet service providers (ISP).
For its part, altafiber notes it "has a long history and progressive experience in providing and managing large and complex wireline and wireless solutions." The company is among the top suppliers of fiber-based services in Greater Cincinnati area, and provides backhaul services to the majority of the cellular macro towers in the region.
The combined experience and expertise of altafiber and Agile is expected to dramatically increase capabilities for territories served, and will lead to new opportunities to increase digital equity in the companies’ footprints through hybrid network technologies, according to a statement by the companies.
“The need for quality connectivity is greater than ever,” said Leigh Fox, president and CEO of altafiber. “Our partnership with Agile means more individuals, families, companies, and communities will have access to education, healthcare, employment, and economic development opportunities.”
“Agile has a long history of leveraging partnerships and network design expertise to bring value to our customers,” said Kyle Quillen, founder and CEO of Agile. “With so many synergies, joining the altafiber family will only strengthen our existing relationships and pave the way for an exciting future.”