Fiber-based service provider Clarity Telecom LLC, which has done business as Vast Broadband in parts of western Minnesota and South Dakota, is rebranding its five state footprint under the Bluepeak brand. The company already is branded as Bluepeak in Oklahoma, Wyoming and Colorado.
The transition is expected to be completed this June. “Bluepeak is more than a name to us,” Bluepeak CEO Rich Fish said in a press release. “This is a great day for our teams and customers. Bluepeak’s purpose is to push the boundaries of possibility for communities by providing big-city broadband with small-town service and future-proof fiber internet for how customers live their lives.”
Bluepeak Expansion Plans
Earlier this month, Bluepeak—which offers 5 Gbps to residential customers and double that to businesses–was approved for a franchise in Harrah, OK. The investment is valued at about $5 million and will provide services to more than 5,000 residences and businesses in the city.
The previous day, Bluepeak was granted a franchise in Shawnee, which also is in Oklahoma. That project – which the company said is budgeted at about $12 million – will bring service to more than 12,000 residences and businesses in the city.
In November 2021, Bluepeak began a $70 million project aimed at bringing services to Cheyenne, Laramie, Casper and Sheridan, WY. The Cheyenne element of the project was underway when the announcement was made. Work in the other three communities was slated to begin during the first half of this year.
Earlier in November, Bluepeak said that it had broken ground on a $25 million project that would bring broadband to almost 23,000 residents and businesses in Stillwater, OK. Service delivery was expected to begin earlier this year.
In September 2019, Vast completed the acquisition of NTS Communications, which served South Dakota and Minnesota, the markets that now are transitioning to the Bluepeak brand.