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Fatbeam, a Coeur d’Alene-based provider of fiber-based networks, acquires partner

Coeur d’Alene-based Fatbeam, a provider of fiber-based networks, has purchased longtime partner IP Connect division of Ednetics, whose technology solutions serves educational and public sector communities.

The deal increases Fatbeam’s customer base in its core region while broadening its product portfolio with more lit fiber services, the company said in a news release announcing the acquisition.

The company provides connectivity via fiber infrastructure to school districts, businesses, health care providers and governments in rural and midsize communities.

“By aligning Ednetics’ product line with our network and processes, customers will enjoy improved performance and enhanced availability.” Fatbeam CEO Greg Green said in the release.

With the purchase, Fatbeam adds a new set of customers in Idaho, Oregon and Washington to networks it oversees in more than 35 markets across the West. It also serves markets in Montana and Wyoming, and is expanding in New Mexico, Arizona and Nevada.

The purchase of IP Connect from Ednetics follows Fatbeam’s expansion in April into the Arizona and Nevada markets with new contracts.