Ashland, Oregon – June 24, 2011 – InfoStructure, a telecommunications provider based in Talent, Oregon, announced the acquisition of its residential fiber Internet customer base in Ashland by cable TV provider Ashland Home Net.
InfoStructure, originally founded in Ashland in 1994 and currently operated by managing partners, Jeff Rhoden and Scott Hansen, has greatly expanded its regional service reach through its carrier partner network. In recent years, the company has become more focused on business VoIP and data solutions and the transfer of their Ashland residential Internet customers represents another step in that direction.
According to Jeff Rhoden, “This move is beneficial for all – the customers, Ashland Home Net and InfoStructure. The customers will be better served because they will have a provider located right in Ashland that can offer a better selection of residential services, including cable TV. Internet service will not be affected in any way because it will remain on the Ashland Fiber Network. The customers can even keep the email addresses that they currently have. In addition, this move will give Ashland Home Net a broader base of local customers, and it allows InfoStructure to better focus on our strong suit – serving small to medium sized businesses.”
Jim Teece, President & CEO of Ashland Home Net, agrees. “We’re excited about this acquisition; it’s a natural fit with our residential cable TV and Internet model. The transition should be seamless and transparent for everyone because the customers will remain on the same network, and most importantly, we believe that our new customers will be very pleased with the service packages that we can offer them.”
The transfer will be effective on July 1st.
Ashland Home Net is the largest ISP in Ashland, exclusively offering Ashland Fiber Network services to Ashland residents. Ashland Home Net offers Cable TV and Internet Phone services as well as AFN’s high-speed Internet. Conveniently located next to Safeway, Ashland Home Net also provides local technical support and computer repair.
InfoStructure continues to emerge as a successful growth company in the IP cloud space, leveraging the power of the Internet to provide a wide range of voice and data services that it hosts within its IP network. In business since 1994, the company serves small and medium sized businesses with both traditional communications services, as well as its expanding suite of IP services. InfoStructure has consistently grown its workforce and its customer base since its inception, and it currently serves over 5,000 customers primarily in the Pacific Northwest.