Rural Telecommunications of America Inc. (RTA) has completed completed its acquisition of SCT Broadband LLC., a rural fiber and wireless internet service provider (WISP) based in Smithville, Texas.
With the acquisition, RTA continues its expansion across rural America, as part of its strategy to narrow the digital divide between rural and urban America. Today our lives depend on the internet for everything from entertainment and e-learning to telehealth and telemedicine.
With many rural communities competing for people who are moving away from urban areas, the pressure to provide the same level of broadband services they experienced in cities is on the rise. RTA brings significant value to these rural areas by providing affordable modern gigFAST internet services, VoIP and Internet of Things (IoT).
Erich Kaiser, President of SCT Broadband said, “Joining RTA’s family is truly exciting but more importantly, we will be rapidly expanding SCT’s service area and internet services.”
RTA’s CEO Jim Edwards added, “This provides RTA a solid foundation between Austin and Houston to support these growing rural areas with affordable gigFAST broadband.”