Rainier Connect ISP acquires HarborNet

Tacoma-based Rainier Connect announced today it has acquired local Internet Service Provider HarborNet, Inc.

“I’m happy this deal came together,” said Ken Lombardi, HarborNet’s owner. “Once we decided to sell the company, we wanted to be sure our loyal customers were going to get the very best in service and we feel Rainier Connect is uniquely positioned to provide that.”

Over the next couple of months, the Rainier Connect team will transition Harbornet customer accounts and services to Rainier Connect’s system. Customers will see no change to their current services and email addresses will remain the same, as well.

Rainier Connect will handle walk-in customers at 805 Pacific Avenue in Tacoma until it’spermanent headquarters are renovated at 2516 South Holgate in Tacoma’s Brewery District.

“This acquisition grows our high-speed cable modem customer base significantly in the South Sound,” said Brian Haynes, CEO and President of Rainier Connect. “HarborNet has a good reputation and we’re pleased to benefit from their hard work.”

Rainier Connect began its operations in 1910 as Mashell Telephone in Eatonville. In 2001,the company joined forces with Tacoma Power’s Click! Network as a competitive service provider over fiber optic connections to Tacoma area businesses. Earlier this year, Rainier Connect became an Internet service provider offering retail high-speed cable modem services to residents and businesses over Click!.

Rainier Connect is a family owned telecommunications company of Mashell Telecom, Inc. founded in 1910 in Eatonville. Its services include cable TV, Internet, telephone and business telephone systems. Rainier Connect customers receive exceptional personal care customary from a local, family-owned company.

For more information, visit http://www.rainierconnect.com .