Winona-based Hiawatha Broadband Communications has been bought by an Indiana-based company, with the purchase expected to close at the end of the year.
Schurz Communications of Mishawaka, Ind., completed the purchase on Oct. 3 and announced it early Friday.
Schurz said in its announcement that the HBC will continue to operate under its own name and be based out of Winona, and that the purchase was part of their efforts of expanding into communities with growth potential.
Schurz president Todd Schurz said in a press release that the company will continue to function as a local player and it hopes to improve service and technology with the purchase.
HBC serves over 20 cities and rural communities in southeastern Minnesota and has been expanding broadband further into Winona County over the past several years.