MEDICINE PARK, OKLA. (Dec. 29, 2021) – Hilliary Communications LLC, a cutting-edge communications company supporting customers throughout Oklahoma, Texas and Iowa, today announced its acquisition of Southwest Oklahoma Telecommunications Company (SWOI Wireless) and Southwest Oklahoma Telephone Company.
Headquartered in Medicine Park, Oklahoma, Hilliary Communications will soon begin upgrades to enhance the network for many of the approximately 3,000 new customers. The Southwest Oklahoma Telephone Company provides service across 750 square miles. The company also will elevate its presence across southwest Oklahoma by launching a new regional office in Jackson County.
“This acquisition is a continuation of Hilliary Communications’ core mission to improve internet access and quality across rural America,” said Dustin Hilliary, managing partner of Hilliary Communications. “We remain focused on expanding our company’s foundation to support bold growth and new services well into the future.”
“Hilliary Communications has thrived over the past 60 years as a family-owned business because of our unwavering dedication to the community,” said Edward Hilliary, managing partner of Hilliary Communications. “In this spirit, the Southwest Oklahoma Telecommunications’ office in Jackson County will become a new regional office for Hilliary Communications. We will also soon begin deploying fiber to existing local towers supporting our new customers and expanding their options for affordable, high-speed internet.”
“I’m pleased to see the Hilliary family further expand their decades-long legacy of outstanding service to rural communities across southwest Oklahoma,” said Sen. Brent Howard, R-Altus. “This acquisition will not only bring much-needed high-speed, reliable internet options to residents across Senate District 38, but also will grow and strengthen the Jackson County economy with its new regional office in Duke.”
“As a third-generation rural Oklahoman, I know firsthand that access to high-speed broadband internet is critical to health care, education, economic development and overall quality of life in our rural communities,” said Rep. Gerrid Kendrix, R-Altus. “I’m proud to see this investment by Hillary Communications that will continue the company’s commitment to advancing broadband internet access for all.”
Southwest Oklahoma Telecommunications and Southwest Oklahoma Telephone delivered broadband and telephone services in Harmon, Kiowa, Jackson, Greer and Tillman counties. This marks the second and third major acquisition by Hilliary Communications in the past year, bolstering the company’s standing as the leading communications company in southern Oklahoma.
The acquisitions have received approval from all regulatory agencies.