C Spire expands footprint with acquisition


C Spire acquires Alabama-based Harbor Communications, LLC
Two regional telecommunications leaders join forces to meet customer needs

Mobile, Alabama (December 15, 2020) – C Spire has acquired Mobile-based Harbor Communications, LLC, which provides a range of voice and data unified
telecommunications services to consumers and businesses on the Alabama Gulf Coast through a robust all-fiber optic infrastructure and a dedicated,
local workforce.

The announcement was made during an online virtual press briefing hosted by C Spire, a privately-held diversified telecommunications and technology
services company, (day of week) and attended by executives of both companies and regional economic development advocates.

“Throughout its 32-year history, C Spire has grown both organically and through strategic acquisitions,” said CEO Hu Meena. “Harbor is a great addition
to our family and solidifies even further our efforts to become the dominant market player in Alabama and the Southeast region.”

Meena said Harbor will continue normal operations and customers will receive the same “exceptional local service” from Harbor’s local team members
during the transition period backed by the resources and industry expertise of C Spire. “We share the same values, priorities and passionate commitment
to superior customer service and satisfaction.”
C Spire also will immediately begin upgrading and expanding Harbor’s existing fiber optic infrastructure in Mobile and Baldwin counties to bring its
all-fiber services to more consumers, businesses and government entities in the area, Meena added.
“This is an exciting opportunity for C Spire to strengthen and expand its service in the Gulf Coast region through Harbor’s wide range of enterprise
business clients, strong portfolio of MDU clients and ultra-fast, all-fiber infrastructure technology,” said Harbor President and General Manager
Chuck Nylander.
“Our customers are well positioned to benefit from C Spire’s industry expertise and deep commitment and resources to expand high speed, Gigabit internet
to our region and customers,” Nylander added. “Both companies share a laser focus on delivering world-class customer service and that will not
change in the future.”
Regional economic development officials emphasized the importance of fiber optic infrastructure and technology in the creation of new jobs and economic
growth for the area.
“As Alabama’s growth and job creation leader, fiber optic infrastructure is essential to Baldwin County’s continued economic success – enabling families
and businesses to engage fully in the digital transformation of our livelihoods and economy,” said Lee Lawson, president and CEO of the 100-plus-member
Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance. “We’re grateful that C Spire is investing in our future.”
Meena said C Spire is committed to continued development of the latest technology for Gulf Coast consumers and businesses. “That means constantly enhancing
consumer experiences and providing businesses with the powerful, yet easy-to-manage solutions they need to win every day.”
For more information about C Spire’s all-fiber broadband services in Alabama, go to www.cspire.com/alfiber.
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