Pulse Broadband completes Pangrac Consulting acquisition

JULY 28, 2009 � Pulse Broadband says it successfully completed its acquisition of Pangrac Consulting earlier this month. Pangrac was a telecommunications engineering and design company.

JULY 28, 2009 � Pulse Broadband (search Lightwave for Pulse Broadband) says it successfully completed its acquisition of Pangrac Consulting (search Lightwave for Pangrac) earlier this month. Pangrac was a telecommunications engineering and design company. Pulse Broadband serves rural markets through the construction of fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) networks and deployment and ongoing management of advanced broadband services. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Pulse Broadband President and CEO Bill Shreffler announced that Dave Pangrac and Don Gall will join Pulse's executive team. Pangrac will serve as chief strategic officer; Gall as CTO.

"We are excited to combine the Pangrac and the Pulse teams. We now have the talent and the expertise to handle every component of the telecommunications business from the technical aspects to the customer service, operations, marketing, and financial segments," said Pangrac.

"Dave and Don are industry engineering trailblazers. Both are tremendously talented innovators and creative technology designers going back to their leading roles in the early design and deployment of the hybrid fiber/coax cable infrastructure at Time Warner Cable that is still generally recognized as the industry standard today," said Shreffler.

Pangrac have developed an FTTH network architecture that is "significantly less costly to construct and maintain than traditional fiber designs," according to Pulse.

"With almost unlimited bandwidth, fiber is the most powerful enabling technology for todays and tomorrows advanced broadband services. Passive fiber networks are well-suited to rural settings and our proprietary architecture enables Pulse to design a full fiber-to-the-home network that is financially viable for rural customers," said Shreffler.

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