OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA. – February 22, 2021 – Dobson Fiber, a leading provider of high-speed, fiber-optic networks, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Pinnacle Communications, headquartered in Ft. Smith, Arkansas.
Pinnacle Communications is a respected provider of high-speed fiber to business and residential customers, in parts of Western Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma.
This acquisition increases Dobson’s fiber route miles to over 4,500 and expands Dobson Fiber’s network operations into Arkansas. It also increases Dobson’s addressable business market to over 35,000 locations.
Pinnacle began as a telephone company in 1941. Founded by the Richards and Gibson families, their belief in providing state of the art telecommunications to rural areas of Oklahoma and Arkansas reads similar to Dobson’s beginnings in 1936. Both believed in serving the areas they lived and worked with the best technology available. Over the years, Pinnacle expanded the operations into the Fort Smith and surrounding rural areas and have grown their product set to provide customers with the best technology and service.
“Our acquisition of Pinnacle complements our overall vision. This investment represents an important strategic opportunity that allows us to expand our geographic presence and continue our mission of building the most reliable and fastest fiber-optic network throughout the areas we serve,“ said Everett Dobson, Executive Chairman of Dobson Fiber.
Dobson will also be launching the new Dobson Fiber brand in the acquired markets. Over the next couple of weeks, community members and customers will begin to see the Dobson Fiber brand around their community.
“We are excited to introduce the Pinnacle employees and customers to Dobson, expand our product set and distribution channels into the Pinnacle geographic footprint,” said Francisco Maella, CEO of Dobson Fiber.
Dobson Fiber now owns and operates a tri-state regional fiber-optic network and provides connectivity services including high-speed internet, data and cloud connectivity, and voice over internet telephone solutions. Dobson Fiber is an Oklahoma-based and privately-owned telecommunications company. To learn more visit dobson.net.
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