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October 31, 2023

Premier Communications to Purchase IGL TeleConnect


Sioux Center, IA. – October 31, 2023 – Premier Communications of Sioux Center, Iowa has entered into a definitive purchase agreement with Great Lakes Communication Corp. d/b/a IGL TeleConnect to purchase its local telephone and Internet business.

“My family and I started IGL TeleConnect 11 years ago to provide high-quality telecommunications services to rural Northwest Iowa,” comments Josh Nelson, CEO of Great Lakes Communication Corp. “In working with Premier on this transaction, we have found that Premier shares that same desire, and our current customers can count on continued high levels of service and investment in the Great Lakes area.”

“Premier is currently making a multi-million-dollar investment in Spirit Lake, IA and plans to continue this fiber expansion further south to Milford, so this acquisition made perfect sense in light of IGL’s current network and customer base,” adds Ryan Boone, CEO of Premier Communications. “I can’t emphasize enough how excited Premier is to continue IGL’s community-based approach to serving the lakes region; we are committed to serving this area with the same cutting-edge technology and great customer service that Premier is known for throughout Northwest Iowa.”

The closing is subject to routine regulatory approvals, which are expected to be completed by the end of the year.


IGL TeleConnect has provided both telephone and Internet services to multiple Iowa Great Lakes communities. Through major investments in fiber optics, IGL was able to expand its high-speed Internet options to surrounding rural areas. With headquarters in Spencer, IA, IGL TeleConnect is also a leading fixed wireless provider throughout 5 Northwest Iowa counties.

Premier Communications is the leading provider of voice, video and data services in Northwest Iowa. With headquarters in Sioux Center, IA and offices in Rock Rapids, IA, Hospers, IA and Le Mars, IA, Premier Communications provides 29 communities with local and long-distance voice services, high-speed Internet and cable television programming. As a certified Smart Rural Community and Gig Capable provider from the NTCA, The Rural Broadband Association, Premier Communications provides up to Gigabit and symmetrical Internet speeds. Included in Premier’s focus is an emphasis on excellent customer service and “looking ahead” forward-thinking technology and development.