USConnect was formed in 2013 as a platform to promote and facilitate collective efforts to realize growth and efficiencies through acquisitions, develop collaborative initiatives to leverage the collective size and industry expertise of USConnect and its owners, and advocate for the future success and viability of rural and community-based communications providers.
USConnect owns and operates seven RLEC properties and their affiliated operations, which collectively serve 19,000 voice, data and video connections over a combined service area spanning 4,400 square miles. USConnect shareholders include Brazoria Telephone Company of Brazoria, Texas; Dickey Rural Networks of Ellendale, North Dakota; Farmers Telephone Cooperative of Kingstree, South Carolina; Golden West Telecommunications of Wall, South Dakota; and Horry Telephone Cooperative of Conway, South Carolina.
Combined, USConnect and its owners employ 1,500 employees, generate revenue of $470 million, and serve 445,000 voice, video and data connections over a collective service area spanning 45,000 square miles.[hr]
USConnect Closes on Six More Telephone Properties
Manchester, New Hampshire (February 6, 2014) – USConnect Holdings, Inc. (USConnect) has completed several previously announced stock acquisitions which significantly expand the Company’s ownership of rural and community-based independent communications providers. With these latest acquisitions, USConnect now owns and operates seven rural local exchange carriers and their affiliates with operations in five states. USConnect completed its initial acquisition of The Livingston Telephone Company of Livingston, Texas on December 31, 2013. More