Verizon Communications officially closed the deal to acquire certain assets of Bluegrass Cellular – a rural wireless operator serving central Kentucky – on Friday 5 March. The takeover agreement was struck between the two parties in October 2020, although the value of the deal was not disclosed.
Verizon now provides wireless service to 210,000 customers previously served by Bluegrass Cellular in 34 counties in rural service areas (RSAs) 3, 4 and 5 in central Kentucky. Bluegrass Cellular’s sales and operations – including the vast majority of customers – are expected to be fully integrated into Verizon by the end of 2021. No action is needed from customers at this juncture, with Verizon promising to provide further details next month.