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Affiniti acquires Lebanon-based Sting Communications

Austin-based Affiniti, a broadband services provider serving rural and underserved communities across the country, has acquired the assets of Sting Communications in Pennsylvania.

Affiniti operates network operations centers in Lebanon — at 120 S. 16th St. — and Austin, Texas.
“Our management team and our employees, many of whom worked at Sting for years, are excited to begin this new chapter as Affiniti in Pennsylvania,” Affiniti CEO Darol Lain said in a news release. “We are exploring a range of new products and services that will help our current and future clients with their long-term technology needs.”
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
According to Affiniti, Sting Communications became an industry leader for technology solutions for education and health care markets across Pennsylvania, managing a 1,500-mile fiber network that delivered advanced services to rural school districts across the Commonwealth.
Affiniti said Sting designed and operated eight large regional networks that provide more than a third of Pennsylvania students with broadband solutions and Internet access. Sting also connected the largest rural health care association network in the state, allowing rural patients to have access to advanced health care.
Affiniti said it operates networks that span more than 50,000 square miles in 21 states, serving approximately 850,000 students at 1,000 schools, as well as 45 health care institutions.

Heather Stauffer

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