High-speed Omni Fiber Internet boosts Ottawa County | Jobs Recent


Omni Fiber COO Steve Gable conducted professional training recently for Omni Fiber, Ohio Telecom and subcontractor field technicians as the company consolidates its services.

BY D’ARCY PATRICK EGAN

High-speed Internet is the Holy Grail of small communities across the country, and Omni Fiber’s recent acquisition of Ohio Telecom opens the door for the company’s expansion into towns and cities around Ottawa County as early as 2023.

“While we won’t reach 100 percent (in Ottawa County) in the early stages, we’re looking to expand into a few of those areas by 2023,” said Omni Fiber CEO Darrick Zucco.

Omni Fiber got off to a good start with the acquisition of local high-speed Internet provider Ohio Telecom, a 20-year-old company serving Port Clinton and Oak Harbor. Catawba Island and Marblehead are on the drawing board for 2023.

“We will provide services to residential and commercial customers, including small businesses and home offices,” Zucco said.

“This is a huge development for Ottawa County,” said Executive Director Chris Singerling of the Ottawa County Improvement Corp., which is aggressively marketing the Ottawa County market to businesses wishing to relocate to Lake Erie’s Vacationland Region. “Not only will our existing businesses and residents benefit from this investment, but infrastructure assets like these are what help attract new businesses and families who want this vital part of communication in our everyday lives.”

Ohio Telecom’s Michael Christiansen, founder and president, will assume an operational leadership role with the combined company, and its current employees will continue to support current and future customers.

“This transaction will allow the company to rapidly expand and improve services offered to Ohio Telecom’s valued customers. It’s a win for current and future customers,” said Port Clinton businessman Ron Miller.

Construction of Omni Fiber’s 100 percent fiber network is scheduled to begin in early 2023 in Sandusky, Perkins Township and Fremont. To pre-order service visit omnifiber.com or call 844-844-6664. Area communities with construction completed or underway include Bellevue, Clyde, Dover, Huron, Shelby and Tiffin.

Omni Fiber was founded in 2022 and is backed by one of the largest investment companies in the telecommunications industry. Its leadership team has over a century of combined industry experience.

Omni Fiber provides 100 percent fiber-optic broadband internet, TV and phone service to residential and business customers in the Midwestern United States. Omni Fiber offers consistent speeds of up to 2 Gpbs, no hidden fees, no day intervals, Premium Wi-Fi included, local customer service and competitive pricing.

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