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Verizon picks up Bluegrass Cellular

Verizon is buying rural wireless operator Bluegrass Cellular, which provides service to about 210,000 customers in 34 counties across central Kentucky.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed; it’s expected to close late this year or early next, pending Federal Communications Commission approval. Verizon said that Bluegrass customer don’t have to take any action at this time and that they will receive information about the acquisition and services available from Verizon — including wireless data services on its LTE network.

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