Verizon Communications has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire certain assets from rural wireless operator Bluegrass Cellular. The cellco provides wireless services to 210,000 customers in 34 counties in rural service areas 3, 4 and 5 in central Kentucky. The acquisition is subject to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approval and other conditions and is expected to close later this year or early in 2021. The value of the deal has not been disclosed. Bluegrass customers do not need to take any action at this time.
Ron Smith, President of Bluegrass Cellular, commented: ‘We launched the first wireless company in central Kentucky 29 years ago … I’m confident that Verizon will continue to be the same good neighbour that we’ve been and will provide crucial and reliable wireless connectivity to our rural communities.’