KeyOn Communications is now the United States' leading provider of wireless broadband and voice-over-IP (VoIP) services in small and rural markets with its recent acquisition of SpeedNet Services, a Midwest-based wireless broadband company. This continued consolidation by KeyOn bridges the country's communication divide through the creation of the largest rural, wireless broadband company in the nation, covering a dozen states: Nevada, Idaho, Colorado, Iowa, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio; with a network footprint of over 45,000 square miles.
The purchase of SpeedNet comes after KeyOn's recent completion of two successful acquisitions: Southern Iowa Regional Internet Services (SIRIS), an Iowa wireless broadband provider; and a wireless broadband market in Pocatello, Idaho, from FairPoint Communications, Inc.
KeyOn uses both licensed and unlicensed spectrum to deliver broadband and VoIP services to non-metropolitan and rural communities using the highest quality and most cost-effective technology platform available. KeyOn intends to introduce enhanced services into its wide-reaching network by leveraging new technological standards such as WiMAX. KeyOn's geographically sweeping networks are managed with the company's scalable, proprietary BrightEDGE Manager Operating Support System.