Pictured Left to Right: Kent Sager of Action Communications, Matt Larsen - Vistabeam CEO, Rick Derr of Action Communications
Scottsbluff, NE — Vistabeam is pleased to announce that on November 1, 2021, it completed the acquisition of Action Communications’ broadband network and customers. “This was a friendly acquisition” said Matt Larsen, CEO of Vistabeam. “We have great respect for Rick Derr and the people at Action Communications. They run a very good organization and were great to work with.”
The acquisition was a win-win for both companies. Action Communications will retain and focus on its Two-Way Radio business that currently supports Nebraska and the surrounding areas’ local first responders, private, and commercial sector clients, while Vistabeam will consolidate its broadband footprint in Western Nebraska and Eastern Wyoming. “Our goal is to provide a great experience for Action Communications customers.” “They can expect to see an increase in internet speed, new broadband packages and expanded service coverage.”
The acquisition will add more than 30 towers of additional capacity in Wyoming and Nebraska, improving Vistabeam’s coverage and customer support resources in Goshen and Scotts Bluff Counties.
The Action acquisition, combined with strong growth overall, is leading Vistabeam to add ten new positions over the next few months. “We are bringing over the broadband people and the fiber equipment from Action. This will allow us to build fiber broadband projects to supplement our fixed wireless,” said Larsen. “We are also looking to expand to new areas in Nebraska, Wyoming and Colorado where we can deliver extraordinary service.”
Vistabeam is a pioneering wireless service provider with coverage that spans 40,000 sq. miles across three states and 100 towns. Vistabeam provides extraordinary service to residents and businesses of the Colorado, Nebraska, and Wyoming areas; while remaining a trusted partner for implementing broadband initiatives on the federal, state, and local levels.
About Action Communications:
Action Communications, Inc. Is a Scottsbluff, Nebraska locally owned and operated company founded by Rick Derr and Kent Sager in 1997. Action Communications is a full line Two-Way radio dealer that provides service to public safety organizations as well as private and commercial sector clients.