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After Tracfone Acquisition, Verizon Plans to Buy Bluegrass Cellular

It seems like 2020 is a busy year for Verizon. After announcing its plans in September to buy Tracfone, Verizon again revealed that it will acquire "certain assets" of rural Kentucky-based wireless service provider, Bluegrass Cellular.

Verizon revealed that the acquisition is still subject to the approval of the FCC, but they do expect the deal to close by the end of the year or the early part of 2021. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. But given the partnership they've had over the past few years, it's likely that this will result to a smooth transition. 

In 2012, Bluegrass partnered with Verizon to launch its LTE service in Kentucky. The launch was part of Verizon's LTE in Rural America program. This allowed Bluegrass to lease some of Verizon's spectrum in rural areas. And in July this year, Verizon launched new home internet on its 4G LTE wireless network to rural communities that were not covered by its Fios or 5G Home options. Kentucky was among those communities, as well as Georgia, Missouri, Savannah, Springfield, Virginia, and the Tri-Cities region of Tennessee. 

As of this writing, Bluegrass customers do not need to take any action. Instead, they will get more information about Verizon's services in the coming months. 

Bluegrass Cellular launched in 1991 and has been the first wireless provider in central Kentucky. Today, it has 210,000 customers spawned across 34 counties of Kentucky. 

You can read more about the announcement here.

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