Zayo to sell Minnesota local exchange carrier

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) has announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell Scott-Rice Telephone Co., a Minnesota ILEC (incumbent local exchange carrier), for USD 42 million to New Ulm Telecom, Inc., the company said.

Zayo acquired Scott-Rice Telephone as part of its March 2017 purchase of Electric Lightwave. Since the acquisition, it has been managed separately but within Zayo´s Allstream business segment. Scott-Rice Telephone serves residential and business customers in areas of Scott and Rice counties southwest of Minneapolis.

The closing of the transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions, and is expected to occur in the June 2018 quarter. More information will be made available on

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