Texas company buys Lincoln-based internet provider

Texas company buys Lincoln-based internet provider

A Texas-based internet service provider has made another acquisition in Lancaster County.

NextLink Internet, which in 2021 acquired Lincoln-based Internet service providers Waverly and Hickman, announced on Wednesday that it has acquired Bluestem Network. The terms of the contract are not disclosed.

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Bluestem Network, formerly called Bluestem Fiber, provides high-speed fiber optic Internet service to parts of Lancaster and Seward counties.

NextLink, which provides service to a number of communities in Lancaster and surrounding counties, said it would use the acquisition to continue its expansion in southeast Nebraska.

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“We plan to use these assets as a foundation to continue to grow our fiber internet presence in southeast Nebraska,” Claude Aiken, chief strategy officer of NextLink, said in a press release. “Our first order of business is to have the communities of Seward, Milford, Emerald and Pleasant Dale fully serviced by fiber internet.”

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The company, which has five offices and more than 60 employees in Nebraska, said it is currently working to expand fiber internet service to rural areas of Gage County.

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