Partnership, Merger & Acquisition

JSI is again expanding its reach and expertise with its latest acquisition in the consulting engineering space, with news today of its acquisition of Mid-State Consultants. JSI notes the historic rural broadband funding cycle now underway, with this acquisition helping the newly combined company better serve rural broadband providers during this “unprecedented” time.

The acquisition is a continuation of a JSI expansion strategy, which began last year with the acquisition of N-Com. JSI says that Mid-State will help its efforts in the western United States, Hawaii and Alaska.

Mid-State Consultants, headquartered in Nephi, UT, was established in 1963 and has worked on several client projects with JSI. The two companies also have many common clients nationwide. Mid-State specializes in communication systems engineering, including network planning and design, outside and inside plant, field services, virtual drafting, project development, grant and loan applications and regulatory compliance consulting.

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“We are pleased to add Mid-State to the JSI family. Our clients now have access to more services and solutions and a talented team with the broadband technology, regulatory and business know-how,” JSI CEO Tasos Tsolakis said in a press release. “The broadband industry’s future is bright and JSI is well positioned to support our clients every step of the way.”

In addition to its new engineering and network management services, JSI provides financial, management and regulatory consulting services to rural telecommunications providers. The company is active in 46 states and several territories and has relations with about 750 communications entities. It is headquartered in Greenbelt, MD and has offices in Minnesota, Texas, Georgia and Utah.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The structure of JSI has Tsolakis serving as JSI CEO, with Steve Kidd remaining president of Mid-State. JSI President Steve Meltzer and N-com President Dennis Wisdom will remain in their respective roles.

The acquisition of N-Com, which is based in Lubbock, TX, occurred in October of last year. N-Com provides engineering services to rural communications, utilities and government agencies. The deal included Network Lubbock, an N-Com affiliate that provides hardware, software, MSP and DDoS mitigation solutions to telecommunications companies

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