Inside Connect Cable acquires First Mile Technologies
Ky.-based company with Tri-State presence expands into Indianapolis area, gaining fiber optic footprint across much of both states
Inside Connect Cable, based in Brooks, Ky., which has operations in the Tri-State (see Editor's Note, below), has expanded operations to the Indianapolis area through its acquisition of First Mile Technologies, a cable operator based in Westfield, Ind.
The acquisition gives Inside Connect Cable a fiber optic footprint that expands across much of Kentucky and Indiana, allowing the company to continue the expansion of broadband services to areas traditionally starved for quality offerings.
First Mile has served Westfield, Fishers and other Indianapolis-area communities for over a decade.
“We are prepared to invest a significant amount of money, time, and manpower into the area,” said Inside Connect's managing partner, Clay Manley. "The Westfield and Centennial residents in particular have had an inferior product due to a lack in available capital. We see a real opportunity to be a part of the community up here, that’s what we do well. It’s a perfect situation for us ... and the communities.”
Initial plans for the area include increased bandwidth speeds for existing customers, expansion to new areas, and the potential for deployment of Fiber to the Home (FTTH) in those areas.
Manley continued, “The City of Westfield is fast growing and forward thinking. We are very excited to be a part of a community that looks ahead in the same way we do.”
With operations now in several counties in Indiana and Kentucky, Inside Connect plans to continue the expansion of its fiber optic network further into both states.
The company will also retain a local staff and office in Westfield.
“It’s just something we need to do. If we are to serve the community in the way we believe it should be served, there has to be a real and local presence by ICC,” said Manley. “This allows us to give the community the attention it deserves.”
EDITOR'S NOTE: Inside Connect serves a number of Western Kentucky communities in the Tri-State, including Bremen, Sacramento, Hawesville, Lewisport and Island.