Digital West, an internet service provider based in San Luis Obispo, is joining Wave Broadband in an acquisition announced by the two companies on Jan. 26. Wave Broadband is a larger telecommunications company serving over 450,000 customers, with operations in Oregon, Washington and California. Wave has specific ties to the central coast as well, already Read More →
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Verizon Communications hopes to unload a quarter of its wireline telephone and Internet operations in a sale that would include all of its tri-county assets.
The Tri-Counties lost two formerly prominent CEOs in November. A. A. “Bud” Milligan, the longtime leader of the Bank of A. Levy, the largest community bank in Ventura County until it was sold to First Interstate Bank in 1994, died on Nov. 3 in Santa Barbara. He was 94. Chris Edgecomb, co-founder and CEO of Read More →
Chris Edgecomb, co-founder and CEO of Star Telecom, once one of Santa Barbara’s largest public companies, died Nov. 7. He was 52. Star Telecom was among the nation’s largest telecommunications companies. Edgecomb led the firm’s spectacular rise from $67 million in revenue in 1995 to more than $1 billion in 1999 — before it crashed Read More →