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Great Plains Communications acquires Batesville company

BATESVILLE, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) – Nebraska-based Great Plains Communications has acquired Enhanced Telecommunications Corp. in Batesville. GPC says the acquisition further expands the company’s growing fiber network and positions it for future growth.

The transaction is expected to close later this year, and financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

“ETC is a well-run company with an impressive history and customer base, a talented and experienced workforce and tremendous growth potential,” said Todd Foje, chief executive officer of Great Plains Communications. “Both companies align well with a very similar culture and history and share a common mission of delivering an exceptional customer experience. For all of these reasons, we are excited to work together as we merge into one united team.”

The company says ETC has been serving communities in southeastern Indiana for more than 85 years. GPC says the family-owned company has a long history of serving rural areas of the state.

ETC operates five storefronts and employs 90 people in Batesville, Brookeville, Greensburg, Liberty, and Sunman.

“We share the same commitment to customer service, our communities and our employees,” said ETC Chief Executive Officer Chad Miles. “I believe our combined effort along with the guidance of Grain Management will allow us to deliver a higher level of quality and innovation, further enhancing the customer experience.”