Three broadband service providers combine as Fastwyre Broadband

Aug. 17, 2022
American Broadband, TelAlaska, and Cameron Communications have combined under the name Fastwyre Broadband.

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.”

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Stephen Hardy | Editorial Director & Associate Publisher

Stephen Hardy is editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, part of the Lighting & Technology Group at Endeavor Business Media. Stephen is responsible for establishing and executing editorial strategy across the both brands’ websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products. He has covered the fiber-optics space for more than 20 years, and communications and technology for more than 35 years. During his tenure, Lightwave has received awards from Folio: and the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) for editorial excellence. Prior to joining Lightwave in 1997, Stephen worked for Telecommunications magazine and the Journal of Electronic Defense.

Stephen has moderated panels at numerous events, including the Optica Executive Forum, ECOC, and SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. He also is program director for the Lightwave Innovation Reviews and the Diamond Technology Reviews.

He has written numerous articles in all aspects of optical communications and fiber-optic networks, including fiber to the home (FTTH), PON, optical components, DWDM, fiber cables, packet optical transport, optical transceivers, lasers, fiber optic testing, DOCSIS technology, and more.

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