VTX1 Companies Acquires Ranch Wireless, Inc.

The acquisition will extend VTX1’s service area by 17,000 square miles.  VTX1 Companies today announced its acquisition of Ranch Wireless, Inc. based in Seguin, TX. Ranch Wireless, established in 1998, is a provider of fixed wireless internet service as well as residential and business phone systems in the area south of Round Rock to Kingsville.  They also offer digital land mobile radio systems for remote two-way communication.

“This acquisition is important for VTX1 in that we overlap approximately 4,000 of their 17,000 square-mile service area through our northern exchanges,” said Dave Osborn, CEO of VTX1 Companies. “Their
coverage area extends from south of Round Rock to Kingsville and includes San Antonio, San Marcos, New Braunfels and Corpus Christi. They have towers in these areas that we can use immediately to
provide better broadband services to many of our existing customers. And adding Ranch Wireless customers to our existing customer base will give us close to 20,000 total customers – making us one of
the largest rural service providers in Texas.”

“At Ranch Wireless, our mission is, and always has been, to furnish our clients with superior products and services with exceptional value for their communication investment,” said Allen Pooley, President of
Ranch Wireless, Inc. “With the melding of both companies, we are ensuring that our customers will continue to receive the best service possible.”

VTX1 has begun the process of integrating Ranch Wireless services into their operations. “The integration of both companies will take place over the next 8 – 10 months. Our newly acquired clients will
continue to receive the same high-quality products and services they have come to expect,” stated Dave Osborn, “and we look forward to getting to know them better.”

About VTX1 Companies VTX1 provides internet, telephone services and security applications for homes and businesses in South Texas, and a fully-managed IP transport network and optical services for larger enterprises. VTX1’s broadband network extends from south of Round Rock to the lower Rio Grande Valley. The corporate name is VTX1 Companies; legal entities are Valley Telephone Cooperative, Inc. and VTX Communications, LLC. For more information about VTX1, visit www.vtx1.net or call 1-800-446-2031.

Contact: Denise Meyners Phone: 956.642.1110
Email: denise.meyners@vtx1.net Fax: 956.642.1051
Web: www.vtx1.net Address: 881 E. Hidalgo Ave.
Mobile: 956.232.1105 Raymondville, TX 78580