Earthlink

EarthLink has acquired QX.net, a fixed wireless access (FWA) provider specializing in business customers in Kentucky.

QX.net has operated in the state since 1997. It has, according to EarthLink, built the state’s largest dedicated wireless internet network. The provider offers internet, voice, data center and SD-WAN services to businesses in different industries.

Earthlink plans to expand in other markets in the Bluegrass state. QX.net employees will be retained, EarthLink said.

“We are excited to announce the acquisition of QX.net,” EarthLink CEO Glenn Goad said in the EarthLink fixed wireless announcement. “Over the past 12 months we have acquired three companies in the fixed wireless space. Along with One Ring Networks and Telegia, QX.net will allow us to expand our offering and bring personalized internet services to businesses across Kentucky.”

The the One Ring Networks acquisition occurred last July. The company served areas of Arizona, California, Georgia, Maryland and Texas.

EarthLink’s FWA strategy was launched in mid-December 2021 with the introduction of EarthLink Wireless Home Internet. The service used either LTE or 5G to connect to the internet. The company said at the time that it could support as many as 64 devices, 54 more than a mobile hotspot. The company also said that a typical household has 11 connected devices. That estimate may have been low at that time and likely has grown over time.

There is apparently more to come for EarthLink, whose press release stated plans to grow organically and through more acquisitions.

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