Texas company buys Lincoln-based internet provider

A Texas internet provider has made another acquisition in Lancaster County.

NextLink Internet, which acquired the Lincoln, Waverly and Hickman-based internet provider in 2021, announced Wednesday that it has acquired Bluestem Network. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Bluestem Network, formerly known as Bluestem Fiber, provides high-speed fiber optic internet service to parts of Lancaster and Seward counties.

NextLink, which serves many communities in Lancaster and surrounding counties, said it will use the acquisition to continue its expansion in southeastern Nebraska.

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“We plan to build on these assets as we continue to expand our fiber optic Internet business in Southeast Nebraska,” Claude Aiken, NextLink’s chief strategy officer, said in a news release. The priority is to give the communities of Seward, Milford, Emerald and Pleasant Dale full access to fiber optic internet.”

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The company, which has five offices and more than 60 employees in Nebraska, said it is currently expanding fiber-optic internet service in rural Gage County.

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