Regional broadband provider Clearwave Fiber says that by the end of the year it will offer services to 35 markets and that it is on track to fulfill its goal of serving a half-million addresses across the country by end of 2026.
The service provider, which is less than a year old, is active in four states. The markets that will be served by year’s end:
- Illinois: Aviston, Beckemeyer, Bethalto, Breese, Carbondale, Carrier Mills, Desoto, Dorris Heights, Eldorado, Godfrey, Harrisburg, Lake of Egypt, Marion, Mt. Vernon, Murphysboro, New Baden and West Frankfort.
- Kansas: Desoto, Lansing, Salina and Spring Hill.
- Georgia: Georgetown, Hahira, Hinesville, Pooler, Richmond Hill, Rincon, Savannah, Tifton, Valdosta, Wilmington Island and Windsor Forest.
- Florida: Daytona Beach, Jacksonville and Lake City.
The company passes more than 100,000 addresses. It has about 6,000 route miles in the midwest and southeast. It offers gigabit upload and download speeds. The company says that growth will accelerate next year.
“I am incredibly proud of our team; they are the heart of this company and the reason we have grown at such a rapid pace,” Clearwave Fiber CEO David Armistead said in a press release. “As we continue to serve new businesses and residents, our focus remains on the customer and product quality every step of the way.”
Clearwave was formed at the beginning of the year. Cable One holds a majority of the joint venture. It consists of Cable One’s Clearwave Communications subsidiary and fiber assets from Cable One’s Hargray Communications subsidiary. Others participating in the JV are affiliates of cable broadband consolidator GTCR, Stephens Capital Partners, The Pritzker Organization and some members of the JV’s management team.
In March, Clearwave Fiber entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of RG FIBER, a fiber network service provider near Kansas City, KS. At the time, the company said that the acquisition set the stage for an expansion to underserved communities in the state.