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Spectrotel is a national next-generation aggregator of essential enterprise IT solutions across Internet connectivity, voice, cloud communications and managed services.
Leveraging their expansive relationships with best-in-class technology providers, with their thorough approach to understanding customer-specific organizational requirements, Spectrotel delivers comprehensive solutions to minimize risk, optimize resources and technology, and modernize the enterprise.
LightRiver is a premier optical network integration solution provider to the telecommunications, utilities, datacenter and cloud industries.
Founded in 1998, LightRiver offers full lifecycle hardware, software, services, and support solutions in multi-technology networking. It specializes in the design, procurement, delivery, and ongoing technical support of heterogenous transport networks and the open software tools to discover, monitor, provision and control multi-vendor packet optical networks.
Y-COM is a premier Florida-based construction services provider serving telecommunications, utility, and power infrastructure customers in Florida and the southeast United States.
Founded in 1972 as a cable wiring contractor, Y-COM has grown into an essential construction services provider, building, maintaining, and upgrading telecommunications, power, and utility infrastructure. The business has an industry-wide reputation for quality, reliability, and an ability to meet complex and time sensitive demands of some of the largest service providers in the United States.
Alares (formerly Conexão Group) provides broadband services using primarily fiber to the home technology to over 450,000 homes and 20,000 business customers throughout northeastern and southeastern Brazil.
Alares operates multiple brands including, Outcenter, Conexão, Cabo Telecom, Multiplay, StarWeb, Webnet, and Waynet. Alares is proud of its superior customer experience and decades worth of cutting edge technology in providing broadband connectivity, subscription TV, telephone services and IT Corporate Services. Its owned infrastructure spans over 8,500 kms of fiber optic and high-tier HFC networks, reaching over 1.4 million customers.
Network Wireless Solutions is a rapidly growing solutions and logistics provider to carriers and telecommunications contractors.
Network Wireless Solutions was founded in 2012 in Durham, North Carolina as a critical service provider to the Tower Services sector. The company sells custom hybrid and fiber optic cables to broadband providers, and offers services in cell site development, inventory management, and material distribution sales.
NewLevel II is a portfolio of wireless spectrum licenses acquired through the FCC-sponsored Auction 107, commonly referred to as the C-band auction.
NewLevel II C-band spectrum assets cover 10 well-populated markets in the United States. C-band spectrum is poised to support the nation’s approach to implementing 5G service that is fast, reliable, and ubiquitous.
Hunter Communications is a leading fiber connectivity provider based in Medford, Oregon with a presence throughout southern Oregon and parts of northern California.
Hunter began operations in 1994 as a telecom construction services-provider. Today, Hunter is one of the largest private telecom operators in Oregon with over 2,400 fiber route miles, providing data and voice connectivity services to enterprise, carrier, government, education, and healthcare customers across the region.
Summit Broadband is a leading fiber-optics telecommunications provider in Central and Southwest Florida.
Founded in 1994, Summit Broadband provides voice, video, data, and high-speed internet services to commercial and residential customers, as well as Ethernet and dark fiber transport to enterprise and carrier customers. Providing a superior customer service experience since 1994, the company owns and operates its own fiber-optic networks, with a reach of more than 2,300 fiber route miles.
Ritter Communications is the largest privately-held regional broadband fiber, telecom, video, and cloud services provider in the Mid-South.
Ritter Communications was founded in 1906 and has grown to be a premier high-capacity fiber platform providing business and residential services to underserved markets throughout Arkansas and West Tennessee. The company invests heavily in the communities it serves by deploying proven, best-in-class infrastructure and technology, coupling it with a world-class customer focused experience.
Great Plains Communications is the largest privately-owned telecommunications provider serving Nebraska for over 100 years, extending to the Midwest United States.
Great Plains Communications provides business services ranging from traditional voice and data products to installation and support of large business networks with scalable ethernet solutions. In addition, the company sells and maintains PBX and key systems and offers structured wiring installation.
WANRack is a high-bandwidth, fiber-based communication network provider to schools and libraries.
WANRack was founded in 2005 and currently owns and operates 68 communication networks serving schools and libraries in the United States. Since 2020, the company has expanded operations to service wireless carriers with their fiber needs.
CE Workforce is a participant in T-Mobile’s Premium Retailer Program with 19 stores across the southeastern United States.
CE Workforce was created by the experienced management team that ran Wireless Retail, one of the largest nationwide wireless retailers in the U.S. As a T-Mobile Premium Retailer, CE Workforce opens and operates a network of retail stores primarily in the southeastern region of the United States.
NewLevel is a portfolio of wireless spectrum licenses in the 600 MHz band across some of the fastest growing markets in the United States.
Grain formed NewLevel, the auction bidding entity to participate in the FCC’s Television Broadcast Incentive Auction of 2016. Through that auction Grain acquired 26 spectrum licenses that cover several regions in the Top 50 U.S. markets, including Orlando, Portland, and Tampa.
AWS-1A Block License is a single wireless spectrum license in Texas.
AWS-1A Block License covers 12 counties in Texas with 20 MHz of spectrum between frequencies 1710-1720 MHz and 2110-2120 MHz.
Grain’s Cincinnati Bell Wireless investment is a collection of nine spectrum licenses acquired from regional wireless service provider Cincinnati Bell Wireless, a subsidiary of Cincinnati Bell.
Cincinnati Bell Wireless spectrum licenses consists of Advanced Wireless Services A Block Licenses and Personal Communications Services A Block Licenses across Ohio, covering Cincinnati, Dayton, and other cities throughout the state.
Grain’s Tower Investments II is a U.S. nationwide portfolio of wireless communications assets.
Tower Investments II consists of approximately 400 towers and other related property interests, comprising one of the largest privately-held wireless portfolios in the country. The portfolio was strategically built of tower assets in tier-two and tier-three markets benefitting from increased carrier activity and network densification.
Grain’s Tower Investments I is a U.S. nationwide portfolio of communications towers, both new build and existing, servicing government and carrier customers.
Tower Investments I consists of approximately 150 towers and other related assets. The portfolio was strategically built to suit and acquired in regions across the United States. The portfolio was strategically built to meet the needs of pre-identified customers in regions with compelling growth trends.