ENTRUST Solutions Group has announced the creation of a newly formed sector, EN Communications. This new sector is the company’s sixth, joining EN Engineering, EN Automation, EN Consulting, EN Data Solutions and EN Field Services as key areas of focus. The first two brands to unite under this umbrella are Magellan Advisors LLC and FiberRise Communications. Within this sector, ENTRUST will partner with clients such as investor-owned utilities (IOU’s), electric cooperatives, municipalities, tribal entities, and telecommunications providers. Combining the complementary skillsets within ENTRUST into EN Communications will enhance the overall value for ENTRUST’s clients.
Acquired by ENTRUST in November, Magellan will continue to provide its complete portfolio of fibre and broadband services under EN Communications, focused on delivering comprehensive fibre broadband solutions to its clients. Magellan’s turnkey services – including funding application assistance, design and engineering, construction and project management, construction inspection – and marketing services – build and support the fastest, most technologically advanced fibre-optic and broadband networks in North America.
Similar to Magellan, FiberRise is a broadband solutions provider for utilities, cooperatives, and municipalities looking to enhance their grid through fibre solutions. FiberRise provides the expertise to create a Utility Grade Broadband® network, through which electric utilities are empowered to modernise their grid and transform their communities. This organisation brings financial, technological, construction, and operational expertise to electric utilities throughout the south-eastern United States to ensure sustainable broadband businesses for years to come.
“By combining these resources into a focused sector, we have the ability to deliver a full portfolio of fibre broadband services and grid modernisation solutions to our clients,” says ENTRUST CEO Adam Biggam. “While FiberRise and Magellan will continue to operate and focus on their clients and markets, we will be able to leverage resources and expertise across EN Communications to ensure every client receives modern, world-class solutions and quality.”
Tim Lawter, Principal of FiberRise, comments, “Our company was founded with the intent of being the industry leader in combining fibre optics with innovation to improve lives across America.” He continues, “We are honoured that ENTRUST Solutions Group has made us a part of a designated sector dedicated to just that – fibre broadband, grid modernisation, and telecommunications. Through our combined expertise, Magellan and FiberRise will be able to serve even more clients, at an accelerated pace.”
“Our inclusion in this new sector allows us to provide our clients with more value and enhanced capabilities,” says Magellan Principal John Honker. “We will expand our portfolio of services and resources, while continuing to demonstrate our success and expertise in the fibre and broadband markets. We look forward to showcasing all these elements to our clients across North America.”