Verizon buying Plateau Wireless

February 17th, 2012 at 4:26 pm by under Latest Posts

New Jersey-based Verizon Wireless announced today it’s buying Plateau Wireless, which serves southeastern New Mexico.

Details of the deal were not released, but it’s expected to close during the middle of this year subject to Federal Communications Commission approval.

Plateau is owned by E.N.M.R Telephone Cooperative and its subsidiary, Plateau Telecommunications.

The market area includes Roswell, Artesia, Carlsbad and Hobbs plus corridors along U.S. Highways 54, 70, and 285.

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2 Responses to “Verizon buying Plateau Wireless”

  1. JR Grady says:

    I think this is a shame. We have had Plateau wireless for 14 years and are loyal cusomers. With Verizon we are going to pay a lot more. What about the small towns Plateau covers, Verizon does not care about them! wireless coverage may be fastest means they have in these rural areas.

  2. Richard Durham says:

    This is a great step for Verizon customers in this area. Verizon HAD a contract with Alltel, but AT&T bought Alltel and shut off Verizon customers. Now, maybe, we can get internet access from Verizon Wireless.

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