Lynchburg, Virginia – (The Hosting News) – March 7, 2007 – Residential and business Internet access, web hosting products and services firm, Sitestar Corporation, has acquired the customers and assets of Internet Service Provider (ISP), OneWest.net. With customers in Idaho, Wyoming and Montana, the acquisition is hoped to increase the company’s revenue and significantly add to Sitestar’s customer base.
Sitestar is one of the largest privately-held ISPs in the Northwestern United States, where it acquired many subscribers of Idacomm Corporation’s Velocitus Internet Services division in 2005,
OneWest.net provides dial-up and broadband Internet access and email services, web hosting and domain name registration to both consumers and businesses across Idaho, Wyoming and Montana. Sitestar plans to support the OneWest.net customers by purchasing network services from Contact Communications and by utilizing its own customer provisioning and billing platform and existing call center personnel to maximize profit margins. The company also expects to increase the customer base by leveraging the strong OneWest.net brand to attract new customers.
Frank R. Erhartic, Jr., CEO for Sitestar remarked, “Our acquisition methodology targets ISP’s that have successfully developed strong brand awareness and deep customer loyalty which are paramount to achieve sustainable income. OneWest.net considerably boosts our subscriber count, generates steady and predictable revenue and supports our strategy to expand our broadband customer base. Plus, this deal strengthens our foothold within the region where we expect to continue to grow through new customer sign-ups and additional acquisitions.”
Sitestar anticipates the migration of the OneWest.net customer base to its own infrastructure to be seamless and smooth. Mr. Erhartic added, “We’re delighted to welcome the new OneWest.net customers to Sitestar and pledge to deliver exceptional service and support.”
Sitestar is an Internet and computer solutions provider that offers narrow-band (dial-up) services and broadband Internet access services (ISDN, DSL, satellite, cable and wireless), web hosting and design, and other value-added services including web acceleration, spam and virus filtering as well as spyware protection. Headquartered in Lynchburg, Virginia, Sitestar maintains multiple sites of operation and provides services to customers throughout the U.S. and Canada, with concentrations of customers in the Mid-Atlantic and Rocky Mountain regions in the U.S. and in Ontario, Canada.
To learn more, please visit: www.sitestar.com.