Premier Communications Makes Acquisition

Sioux Center based Premier Communications has announced the purchase of two communication companies. In the announcement, Premier announced the acquisition of Great Lakes Communication Corporation, doing business as IGL Teleconnect. The acquisition includes IGL’s telephone and internet business.

IGL Teleconnect was founded 11 years ago with the goal of providing high-quality telecommunications services to rural northwest Iowa. Josh Nelson, CEO of Great Lakes Communication Corp., says Premier shares the same desire and is confident his customers can count on continued high levels of service and investment in the area.

According to Ryan Boone, CEO of Premier Communications, the multi-million-dollar investment in Spirit Lake starts the expansion of providing fiber south to Milford.  Boone says Premier is committed to continue IGL’s community-based approach to serving the lakes region.  

The closing is subject to regulatory approvals, expected to be completed by the end of this year.

Premier Communications is also acquiring Royal Telephone Company, including its telephone, cable television and internet business. That transaction is also subject to regulatory approval.