Omnicity, SZD Whiteboard Partnership Anticipates Rapid Advancement of Ohio Broadband Efforts

Jan 04, 2010, 16:17 ET from SZD Whiteboard

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Omnicity Corp, an Indiana-based wireless broadband provider, has engaged SZD Whiteboard to help the company identify and acquire wireless providers in rural Ohio. "Omnicity is growing aggressively and we will be assisting in a variety of areas that will help the company in its mission of becoming the nation's premier consolidator of rural broadband," said Greg Dunn, principal of SZD Whiteboard's broadband team.

SZD Whiteboard has been successful in helping local governments to develop partnerships with private companies to meet the broadband needs of the area. Omnicity represents a new opportunity for SZD Whiteboard to introduce a partner, with significant means, to Ohio wireless and fiber services companies. The expected result will be the rapid expansion of fiber and wireless services throughout Ohio through the acquisition of existing, local wireless companies as a regional base of operations.

"Omnicity heard about the work we are doing in Ohio, including assisting Consolidated Electric Cooperative to secure over $2 million in federal stimulus funding. We discussed our broadband experience, including lobbying, grant writing and acquisitions, as well as our familiarity with the companies Omnicity may be interested in acquiring," Dunn said.

Founded in 2003, Omnicity provides wireless broadband service to 6,000 rural subscribers in Indiana. The provider has been steadily acquiring smaller rural Internet providers in Indiana and plans to begin acquiring providers in rural Ohio. The company has acquired seven rural broadband providers since going public in February and hopes to expand into 100 additional small and rural markets. SZD Whiteboard will be assisting with this expansion goal.

"We chose to partner with SZD Whiteboard because it is the only team in Ohio that is able to offer us the entire suite of services we need to meet our goals," said Greg Jarman, CEO of Omnicity. "We have doubled the size of the company and are about to do that again and need capable people to assist us on our growth path. SZD has demonstrated to us that they can clearly help," Jarman added.

About Omnicity Corp:

Omnicity Corp (OMCY) is a public company based in Indiana providing broadband access, including advanced services of voice, video and data, in un-served and underserved small and rural markets and is planning to be the premier consolidator of rural market broadband nationwide.

About SZD Whiteboard:

SZD Whiteboard is a consulting enterprise located in Columbus and Cleveland, Ohio, and provides growth and development strategies focused in broadband, telecommunications and network solutions; government relations, lobbying and public policy consultation; and economic development.

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