Inside INdiana Business

Surf Broadband acquires Elkhart ISP

LA PORTE, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — La Porte-based Surf Broadband Solutions is growing its internet service portfolio. The company says it has acquired MapleNet Inc., a residential internet service provider headquartered in Elkhart, though financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed.

Surf Broadband Chief Executive Officer Gene Crusie says the acquisition will allow the company to extend its fiber optic services to MapleNet’s customer base as it continues to build service throughout northern Indiana. 

Wes Herschberger, chief executive officer of MapleNet parent MapleTronics, says he and Crusie are not strangers to one another. The two founded MapleNet in the late 1990s.

“I know that MapleNet and Surf have the same DNA, we each strive for exceptional customer service. I believe that our MapleNet customers will be in excellent hands with the Surf team,” Herschberger said in a news release. “This transaction allows MapleTronics to continue to focus on serving its customers while transitioning the MapleNet customers to the best residential broadband platform available at Surf.”

Surf Broadband began providing support and service to MapleNet customers earlier this week.