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Local Internet provider changes ownership

Monster Internet co-founders Charles "Boo" Johnston and Steven Baker
Monster Broadband co-founders, Charles “Boo” Johnston (left) and Steven Baker (right), announced the sale of Monster Broadband to Point Broadband on Monday. (Photo Provided)

WINCHESTER, Tenn. — Monster Broadband, a locally owned and operated provider of fiber-based Internet services, today announced that it is being rebranded Point Broadband after the sale of its company to the Opelika-Ala.-based broadband company in late 2022.

Two local Moore County High School graduates – Charles “Boo” Johnston and Steven Baker — founded the company in 2010 based on a shared vision of delivering high speed Internet to underserved rural customers. Since 2010, they’ve built a solid foundation of internet services in rural areas of middle Tennessee and northeast Texas.

Steven Baker, Monster co-founder, said Point Broadband was a natural fit with its core values and focus on customers and community.

“We are so thankful for the opportunity to join Point Broadband,” Baker said. “Point’s mission and values not only preserve what we started but will allow us to touch tens of thousands of lives through fiber technology.”

Headquartered in Opelika, Alabama, Point Broadband was founded in 2017 with the mission of delivering a superior broadband solution to consumers and businesses in small-town USA and rural America.

“Joining with Point Broadband gives Monster additional resources needed to better serve existing customers and expand our fiber network further into underserved areas in the region,” added Monster Co-founder Charles Johnston.

Point Broadband currently operates in nine states across the U.S. and continues to expand its network with a vision of improving lives through fiber technology.

Both Baker and Johnston said they want to ensure current customers that they will continue to enjoy the same exceptional local service, support and reliability they’ve enjoyed with Monster Broadband, only under the new Point Broadband brand.

“We have been so blessed throughout our journey,” Baker continued. “The hours spent on roof tops, in customer homes, and listening to customer stories, will forever be cherished memories. We look forward to the future and to serving as communities as Point Broadband.”

To learn more about the transition, click here. To learn more about Point Broadband, click here. •

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