Zayo divests Minnesota local exchange carrier

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) has announced that it has completed the sale of the Scott-Rice Telephone Co., a Minnesota ILEC (incumbent local exchange carrier), for USD 42 million to Nuvera (formerly New Ulm Telecom, Inc.), the company said.

Zayo acquired Scott-Rice Telephone as part of its March 2017 purchase of Electric Lightwave. Since the acquisition, it has been managed separately but within Zayo´s Allstream business segment. Scott-Rice Telephone serves residential and business customers in areas of Scott and Rice counties southwest of Minneapolis.

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