USConnect Closes Acquisition of truNorth Data Solutions

Bedford, NH, November 18, 2019 —USConnect Holdings, Inc. (“USConnect”), through its premier managed service provider, CMS IP Technologies, announced that it has closed on its acquisition of truNorth Data Solutions (“truNorth”), a southern Colorado based comprehensive IT and data solutions company. truNorth’s clients range from small businesses and medical practices to school districts and non-profit organizations. truNorth provides their clients with cybersecurity, MSP services, data backup and recovery, cloud services, and general IT consulting services. The addition of truNorth to the USConnect family of companies will enable both organizations to execute on their long-term strategies of providing outstanding technology solutions.

“As a rural and community-based communications provider, USConnect remains focused on diversifying its service offerings and bringing the very best in technology services to the communities it serves,” commented Deborah Rand, CEO of USConnect. “The addition of truNorth complements the CMS IP Technologies acquisition we made last year and furthers our business services, especially in the medical and dental industries.  We are also excited to have the unique talents of Paul Hendrickson and the rest of the truNorth team join with CMS to offer comprehensive technology solutions.”

“We are thrilled to join forces with USConnect family and become a part of CMS IP Technologies,” stated Paul Hendricksen who founded truNorth in 2012. Hendricksen, a decorated US Army veteran who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan continued, “I have utilized my military training and nearly 20-years of IT experience to formulate customer focused technology solutions. The visions of CMS and truNorth so closely align that the combination will add immediate value to the areas we serve.”

Derek Bell, President of CMS IP Technologies, added, “Combining our 30-years of experience with the energy of the truNorth team will further our vision as a customer-committed technology provider. CMS and truNorth share a passion for customer service and community involvement. From our more urban areas to the rural areas located around the USConnect broadband operations, the combined entities will provide best-in-class IT solutions.”

About USConnect

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. In 2018, USConnect acquired Beaumont, Texas-based CMS IP Technologies. CMS is a premier technology solutions firm providing outsourced IT support and services, network monitoring, voice solutions, HIPPA compliance, cloud services, cybersecurity and video surveillance.

About truNorth Data Solutions

Pueblo, Colorado-based truNorth Data Solutions has been providing expert IT managed services to its clients in southern Colorado since 2012. With its robust list of solutions and services, truNorth’s clients can do what they do best and rely on truNorth to manage their network and IT needs. In addition to network and IT services, truNorth provides HIPPA compliance solutions, disaster recovery, network engineering and IT consulting services.

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