Benkelman, NE – As part of its mission to bridge the digital divide, Vistabeam is pleased to announce that on December 1, 2022, it acquired Raicom, the fixed wireless division of BWTelcom.
Since 1944, BWTelcom has been serving communities in southwest Nebraska and northwest Kansas, providing wireless and fiber internet, cable television, computer sales, and wiring maintenance.
The acquisition will add ten new towers of coverage in southwest Nebraska and northwest Kansas. This will expand Vistabeam’s growing presence in Nebraska, which first began in Gering in 2004. The added infrastructure will also result in Vistabeam’s first foray into Kansas.
Matt Larsen, CEO of Vistabeam, said, “Raicom has an extensive fixed wireless network in Chase, Frontier, Hayes, Hitchcock, and Red Willow Counties in Nebraska, along with parts of Cheyenne, Decatur, and Rawlins Counties in Kansas. We will integrate the new infrastructure into our southwestern Nebraska broadband network and are excited to welcome our first customers in Kansas.”
Vistabeam plans to add a local office to service both our newly acquired and potential customers in the area. Until the new office is established, Vistabeam will serve the area from its Yuma, Colorado location.
About Vistabeam Internet
Vistabeam is a pioneering wireless and fiber broadband provider with coverage that spans 45,000 sq. miles across three states and 100+ towns. Vistabeam provides extraordinary service to residents and businesses of the Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, and Wyoming areas. As an active participant in the Federal Communications Commission’s programs and trusted partner of Microsoft Airband, Vistabeam is working to swiftly connect thousands of additional homes and businesses in underserved and unserved communities and continuing to bridge America’s digital divide.