Global private investment firm Searchlight Capital Partners has made a strategic investment in Mainstream Fiber Networks, enabling the company to rapidly expand high-speed broadband access to thousands of unserved and underserved rural communities in Indiana.
Indiana-based Mainstream has been the leading provider of reliable, affordable fiber-optic Internet service throughout rural Indiana since 2012. The company currently serves eight counties across the state. Mainstream has received more than $19 million in grant funding to bring internet access to previously unserved and underserved areas. With Searchlight’s backing, Mainstream will grow its public-private collaborative efforts to expand this offering across the state.
“We are excited to partner with Mainstream to help the company build on its successful track record of bringing broadband service to communities throughout the state of Indiana,” said Darren Glatt, partner and head of digital infrastructure at