Bellville, Texas (March 1, 2021) – Internet Service Provider; ZochNet, recently acquired a local internet company; Jet Jet Internet LLC, based out of Sealy, Texas.
The deal closed on February 28th. “This acquisition will expand ZochNet’s current coverage area in Austin County and increase its tower network in the county; by adding 12 towers, bringing us up to 26 towers, throughout the county” said Roger Turner, the company’s CFO. Currently, ZochNet is in the early construction stages of fibering the town of Bellville, the capital seat of Austin County.
Jet Jet Internet was founded in 2012 and has been operated by local Sealy resident, Bobby Schoelman, since he started the company. “I first met Roger in the spring of 2020 and liked their business model and future plans to expand and update rural internet service in Texas. I knew that ZochNet was committed to being on top of the industry changes and was wanting to expand. In turn, ZochNet learned more about Jet Jet Internet and were impressed by many things about our business model, network and operations. Since our two companies overlapped in a couple areas and with us having similar business models, ZochNet expressed an interest in purchasing our Sealy area network. With Sealy and Austin County growing so quickly, Jet Jet Internet’s expanding network and rapidly growing customer base, we decided that the timing was right to sell certain assets to ZochNet. We had been approached by other wireless internet service providers interested in purchasing our network over the past year. We knew that ZochNet was by far the right choice as they are best equipped to provide high-quality internet options in our area, reliable connectivity and they are also well-known in the industry to provide stellar customer service (which were always our goals, as well)”, said Bobby Schoelman.
“While Jet Jet Internet is building internet infrastructure in the Bahamas, ZochNet plans on keeping all of their existing employees, because obtaining their kind of talent and experience is very important to our company,” explained Roger Turner. “This deal of purchasing the Jet Jet Internet and Sealy area network infrastructure, which in part includes 12 towers, multiple fiber optic backbone connections and 1,200 Jet Jet subscribers will bring us up to over 7,500 subscribers, which gives us the means to increase our customer care support and network monitoring to ultimately provide 24/7/365 customer service.”
This is the second acquisition in 6 months, ZochNet acquired Texas Broadband, based in Brenham, whom was a 20-year old ISP in 10 counties throughout the area, including Austin County. These transactions positions ZochNet to fulfill the broadband needs of Fiber-Optic technology for FTTH & FTTB, (Fiber to the Home, & Business) for the Austin county towns and Highspeed Internet for the most rural areas of Austin County.
For more information on ZochNet Internet and VoIP Phone, bundles and pricing, and the services offered in the Austin County market, please visit www.zochnet.com or call the Sealy office at 979-885-6594.
About Unified Communications Inc., dba ZochNet: ZochNet, according to Inc 500 magazine, made the Inc5000 list of “ Americas Fastest Growing Private Companies” in 2019 & 2020. ZochNet is a “multi-platform” internet service provider and VoIP phone service; using fixed wireless, cable and fiber-optic communication technologies to reach rural communities in 14 counties between Austin and Houston.
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NEW YORK, August 14, 2019 – Inc. magazine today revealed that ZochNet is No. 2775 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.
“This is a remarkable achievement of our successful commitment to deliver High-speed internet to rural counties throughout Texas, but I must thank our amazing customers, communities and my team for making it possible to make the Inc5000” said Robert Zoch, Founder and CEO.
Not only have the companies on the 2019 Inc. 5000 (which are listed online at Inc.com) been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2019 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 454 percent, and a median rate of 157 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $237.7 billion in 2018, accounting for 1,216,308 jobs over the past three years.
Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.
“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “There’s no single course you can follow or investment you can take that will guarantee this kind of spectacular growth. But what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities.”
The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring the companies on the list will be held October 10 to 12, 2019, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. As always, speakers include some of the greatest innovators and business leaders of our generation.
Giddings, Texas (May 31, 2019) –Internet Service Provider; ZochNet, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a local internet competitor; Texas Broadband, Inc., based out of Brenham, Texas. The deal is subject to SBA approval and is expected to close over the following 60 days. “This acquisition will expand ZochNet’s current coverage area with 10 more counties and increase its Tower network; by adding 56 towers, bringing us up to 18 counties served with 138 towers,” said Roger Turner, the company’s CFO, “and more importantly, positioning the company to add dozens of small rural towns into its long-term Fiber Strategy of bringing the Gold Standard of Internet to rural Texas communities.” Texas Broadband and ZochNet have had a 10 year history of competing and working together in the fixed wireless industry. “I met Warren Smith, the President & Founder of Texas Broadband, when I first started ZochNet, he had no problem helping me get started by providing me with bandwidth and his knowledge of the business. He was invaluable in ZochNet’s early days.” said Robert Zoch, CEO and founder of ZochNet.
Texas Broadband has been operated by three generations of the Smith family. In 2002, Warren Smith; his father Duane Smith and his son Brad Smith, incorporated their company and began bringing internet to the country, eventually even Warren’s younger children, Hunter and Misty, became part of the ownership & management to operate Texas Broadband. The company grew to cover 18 counties, from Bastrop to Madison county east of Hwy 45 and North from Franklin all the way south to Sealy, Texas on Hwy 10. Warren Smith explained, “After 17 years of my family building this business, I can see the technologies of Fiber and 5G are going to start impacting the Fixed Wireless market. I knew that ZochNet was committing to be on top of the industry changes and was wanting to expand; so now, it has turned full circle since I first met Robert, he is helping me and my family enjoy the fruits of our labor, while bringing upgraded technologies to our customers that have supported us over the years.”
“While the management team of Texas Broadband is retiring from the industry, ZochNet plans on keeping their 6 existing employees, most of them have been there over 10 years, and finding that kind of talent and experience is very important to our company,” explained Roger Turner. “This deal, of 1,400 customers will bring us up to 5,000 customers which gives us the means to increase our customer care support and network monitoring to our goal of 24/7/365.”
This is the second acquisition in 24 months, in 2017, ZochNet acquired Reveille Broadband, based in Lexington, whom was a cable TV and Internet provider in 7 rural towns throughout the area. The transaction positioned ZochNet to enter into the Fiber-Optic technology for FTTH & FTTB, (Fiber to the Home, or Business). For more information on ZochNet Internet and Phone, bundles and pricing, and the services offered in the Lee County market, please visit www.zochnet.com
About Unified Communications Inc., dba ZochNet: ZochNet is one of Texas’ fastest growing private companies with a 137% 3-year growth rate through 2018. ZochNet is a “multi-platform” internet service provider and VoIP phone service; using fixed wireless, cable and fiber-optic communication technologies to reach rural communities in eight counties between Austin and College Station.
About Texas Broadband Inc.: Texas Broadband, based in Brenham, Texas, provides remarkable high-speed wireless services throughout 18 counties in Central Texas. We deliver high speed internet to large enterprise businesses, small businesses and residential customers. More than 30 cities are currently part of the Texas Broadband network. For more information, you can reach us at www.texasbb.com or contact Warren Smith, President 888-868-3835.
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