Rockland-based wireless internet service provider Redzone Wireless LLC has acquired Bidde- ford-based GWI’s wireless internet network, which serves residential and commercial customers primarily in Maine’s Midcoast region and several Penobscot Bay coastal and island communities.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed by the two companies Thursday.

Because of the acquisition, Redzone said it will immediately be able to provide service to hundreds of new wireless internet subscribers in underserved communities including Union, Jefferson, Georgetown, Somerville, Waldoboro, Northport, Owls Head, Rockport, Lincolnville, Warren and Belfast. Redzone said it will also serve new and existing customers living on the island communities of North Haven, Westport, Vinalhaven, Monhegan, Matinicus, Squirrel Island and Islesboro.

“We are pleased to announce this Redzone broadband service expansion. The new areas now covered by Redzone are extremely complementary to our existing network,” Redzone President Jim McKenna said in a news release. “We are particularly excited to be adding services to many rural and island communities.”

McKenna said the company hopes to use GWI’s core infrastructure – its fiber-optic network – to support Redzone’s expanding wireless networks in the future.

GWI CEO Fletcher Kittredge said the acquisition deal is an example of two Maine-based companies coming together to help bring better broadband to coastal communities.

“Our company’s focus is on fiber-optic deployment and given our trajectory, selling our wireless assets to a company whose primary attention is on wireless deployment will be better for business and residential customers alike,” Kittredge said.

Existing GWI wireless internet customers can visit Redzone’s website or call 596-5700 for more information about their account transfer to Redzone.

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