Hargray acquires ComSouth to extend southeast network

Hargray Communications, an independent operating company serving residential and business customers in areas of South Carolina and Georgia, said that it has closed its acquisition of ComSouth to extend Hargray's network in the southeast. The transaction also enables Hargray to provide ComSouth's residential and commercial customers a stronger communication services suite, says the company.

Hargray Communications, an independent operating company serving residential and business customers in areas of South Carolina and Georgia, said that it has closed its acquisition of ComSouth to extend Hargray's network in the southeast. The transaction also enables Hargray to provide ComSouth's residential and commercial customers a stronger communication services suite, says the company.

Hargray says it plans to invest in ComSouth's network to deliver gigabit internet speeds, wall-to-wall Wi-Fi, and other products and services, incluing access to on-the-go streaming content and thousands of titles on-demand. Telephone service, including local calling across the country and other calling features, will also be available. Additionally, the company will offer business customers advanced data, voice, and video services such as hosted IP/PBX and VoIP service, metro Ethernet and symmetrical internet, and video services customized for commercial applications.

ComSouth had served middle Georgia, including the cities of Hawkinsville, Perry, Fort Valley, Cochran, Unadilla, Pinehurst, Marshallville, Kathleen, Bonaire, and Warner Robins. As all service upgrades will transpire over the following 12 to 18 months, ComSouth customers will not be see immediate service changes. Hargray says customers will receive the same services and will be notified if and when changes occur.

To receive news, answers to frequently asked questions, or more information in general, ComSouth customers are being asked to visit www.hargray.com/about-us/welcome-ComSouth-customers.

'On behalf of our more than 550 Hargray colleagues, we are pleased to announce the closing of the acquisition of ComSouth and the resulting expansion of our already growing presence in Georgia,' said David Armistead, Hargray’s senior vice president. 'Having recently launched our fiber-based services in Macon and Warner Robins, the ComSouth acquisition is a natural fit for Hargray and another step toward becoming the premier communications provider in the southeastern United States. Our purpose is to fuel the growth of southeastern communities like those in middle Georgia with the highest broadband speeds available and superior local service that you cannot get from the massive, nationwide providers.'

Founded in 1949, Hargray offers communications and entertainment services in an increasing set of southeastern U.S. markets.

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