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Affiniti acquires Sting Communications in Pennsylvania

Affiniti, a leading broadband services provider that serves rural and underserved communities across the country, today announced that it recently finalized the acquisition of the assets of Sting Communications in Pennsylvania.

“Our management team and our employees, many of whom worked at Sting for years, are excited to begin this new chapter as Affiniti in Pennsylvania,” said Affiniti CEO Darol Lain. “We are exploring a range of new products and services that will help our current and future clients with their long-term technology needs.”

Sting Communications became an industry leader for technology solutions for education and health care markets across Pennsylvania, managing a 1,500 mile fiber network that delivered advanced services to rural school districts across the Commonwealth. Sting designed and operated eight large regional networks providing over 1/3 of Pennsylvania students with broadband solutions and Internet access. Sting also connected the largest rural health care association network in the state, allowing rural patients to have access to advanced health care.

Affiniti operates networks that span more than 50,000 square miles in 21 states. The networks serve approximately 850,000 students at 1,000 schools, as well as 45 healthcare institutions. In Pennsylvania, the company serves more than 200 school districts with WAN and internet services and operates a health care network serving more than 18 rural hospitals. Affiniti operates Network Operations Centers in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, and Austin, Texas.

About Affiniti

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Affiniti LLC is a leading provider of broadband communication and network services to public and private organizations across the United States. Through its middle mile networks, last mile connections and customized network integration solutions, Affiniti provides broadband wide area networking, voice over IP telephony, Internet access, and managed services to schools, hospitals, state and local governments, and private enterprises.

For further information, go to www.affiniti.com.

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