WOW Wraps Up Bluemile Buy

Wide Open West (WOW) announced last week that it had completed its acquisition of the Columbus, Ohio data center, cloud and fiber assets of Bluemile, a cloud service provider.

Financial terms were not disclosed, but WOW said the deal marks its entry into the cloud infrastructure arena and boosts its data center portfolio while also providing  business network presence in New York City and Boston.

WOW added that the deal will also enable it to offer enhanced data center services such as disaster recovery, cloud backup, managed security and cloud computing to small and enterprise businesses across the company’s 13-state network footprint.

Bluemile’s Ohio data center facilities comprise 26,000 square feet of data center space, and provide access to local and long haul fiber networks.

Bluemile will operate as WOW and become fully integrated within the operator’s company infrastructure. WOW owns and operates local networks in Cleveland, Columbus, and 17 other markets. WOW said it plans to invest further in facility expansions to accommodate Bluemile’s service offerings.

“Bluemile’s expertise in the cloud space will enhance our ability to meet our current and future customer demands by directly addressing their mission-critical data networking and cloud infrastructure requirements,” Brad Cheedle, WOW’s SVP of business services, said in a statement. “Our local coaxial fiber networks plus access to national carrier backbones will provide even greater efficiency, faster delivery, more bandwidth and security for virtual services used by Bluemile’s existing customers."