Mobile-based Harbor Communications has been acquired by C Spire Inc., based in Ridgeland, Mississippi.
Founded in 2001, Harbor has provided an array of voice and data communications services in Mobile and Baldwin counties, via its all fiber optic networks.
“Throughout its 32-year history, C Spire has grown both organically and through strategic acquisitions,” said Hu Meena, CEO of C Spire, which was earlier known as Cellular South. “Harbor is a great addition to our family and solidifies even further our efforts to become the dominant market player in Alabama and the Southeast region.”
C Spire will immediately begin to upgrade and expand Harbor’s fiber network, Meena said, and Harbor’s local team will continue to provide service during the transition.
“This is an exciting opportunity for C Spire to strengthen and expand its service in the Gulf Coast region through Harbor’s wide range of enterprise business clients, strong portfolio of MDU clients and ultra-fast, all-fiber infrastructure technology,” said Chuck Nylander, Harbor president and general manager.
“Our customers are well positioned to benefit from C Spire’s industry expertise and deep commitment and resources to expand high speed, Gigabit internet to our region and customers,” Nylander added.
Local economic development officials, participating in the announcement, praised the development, citing the importance of fiber infrastructure to attract new business to the area.
“As Alabama’s growth and job creation leader, fiber optic infrastructure is essential to Baldwin County’s continued economic success — enabling families and businesses to engage fully in the digital transformation of our livelihoods and economy,” said Lee Lawson, president and CEO of the 100-plus-member Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance. “We’re grateful that C Spire is investing in our future.”