Internet America, Inc. a leading Internet service provider, today announced that it has acquired the assets of My Linux ISP, a Houston, Texas based ISP primarily serving business customers.
Privately-held My Linux ISP was started in 1999 to provide Internet access solutions and related services to businesses and individuals looking for a high-quality service provider. My Linux ISP currently provides high-speed Internet access to approximately 1,500 residential and corporate customers. As part of the acquisition, Brian Walters, My Linux ISP’s founder, will become the Director of Operations – Houston for Internet America.
"We are excited to be joining with Internet America to help realize our mission of providing high-quality Internet connectivity to consumers and businesses in the Texas market," said Brian Walters, My Linux ISP’s owner. "Becoming a part of Internet America will allow us to expand our geographic service area, as well as to provide new products and services to Internet America’s customers. We are very excited by what we see as a win-win for both My Linux ISP’s customers and Internet America’s large regional customer base."
"I am excited to work with Brian to more aggressively grow the Houston market for Internet America, PDQ.net, and My Linux ISP," said Billy Ladin, CEO of Internet America. "Houston has always been one of Internet America’s top markets, and it will be fun to work with Brian to bring more products and new technology to this area. My Linux ISP has an excellent reputation of customer support and deep technology expertise."
This acquisition is the third one announced by Internet America in the last 60 days. Acquiring My Linux ISP is in keeping with Internet America’s newly announced strategy to focus on acquiring ISPs in the region with loyal customer bases who can take advantage of the economies of scale that Internet America can provide for their operations.