ASHBURN, Va. , Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- DigitalBridge Communications Corp.,
the largest private provider of WiMAX broadband services in the United States ,
today announced it has completed raising a total of
In addition to an investment by the company's existing investor group of
Paladin Capital Group, RedShift Ventures, CNF Investments and Novak Biddle
Venture Partners, and an increase in the company's senior bank facility with
Comerica Bank, the company received an
"With its licensed spectrum and network deployments in carefully selected, underserved communities, DigitalBridge offers households and businesses a compelling value proposition -- affordable, robust voice and data services over a high-speed, reliable Internet connection," said Chuck Wiebe , a Partner at BIA Digital Partners. "This company is on the forefront of the 4G revolution that will fully mobilize the Internet and fundamentally change the way people work, communicate and obtain information."
In conjunction with this investment, Mr. Wiebe and Robert Stewart , a General Partner at Spring Capital, will have observer rights on the company's Board of Directors.
"We are greatly appreciative of the support shown by our existing investors and senior lender in this challenging fundraising environment and welcome BIA and Spring Capital into the DigitalBridge family," said Kelley Dunne , CEO of DigitalBridge. "We intend to prudently deploy this growth capital to address ever-expanding opportunities in our existing markets and further our position as a WiMAX industry leader in the United States ."
This capital raise comes on the heels of the deployment of the company's first 15 markets in six states over the past 16 months, its groundbreaking June 2008 launch of the first commercial mobile WiMAX network in the United States in Jackson, Wyoming , and the highly successful August 2008 introduction of VoIP services to complement its existing Internet data services. With Sprint's recent launch of its XOHM WiMAX service in Baltimore, Maryland and the pending completion of the merger of XOHM and Clearwire Corporation, DigitalBridge is poised to build further on its position as one of the largest, and most innovative, providers of WiMAX services in the world.
About DigitalBridge Communications
DigitalBridge Communications Corp. ("DBC") is a telecommunications service provider focused on using WiMAX to deliver broadband services to underserved communities nationwide. The company was founded in 2005 by Kelley Dunne , Bill Wallace , and Joe Kochan . Since launching its service in 2007, DBC has deployed to 15 markets throughout the U.S. With WiMax, DBC subscribers are able to set up service on their own within a matter of minutes and use their portable service inside or outside their homes and offices. For more information about DBC, please visit http://www.digitalbridgecommunications.com.
About RedShift Ventures
RedShift Ventures is an early stage venture capital firm focused on tech
transfer and spin-out opportunities from universities, government labs and
corporations. RedShift primarily invests in the communications, information
technology and physical sciences sectors and is traditionally the first
institutional investor in a company. With the assistance of a world-class
Advisory Board, RedShift works with entrepreneurs to build great companies
based on unique and differentiated technologies. RedShift Ventures has over
About CNF Investments
CNF Investments is an affiliate of Clark Enterprises, Inc. (CEI) that
actively invests in venture capital and private equity. CEI is a diversified
financial and investment company with significant holdings in construction,
real estate and private equity. CEI is the parent company of Clark
Construction, one of the largest general contractors in the country. CNF
Investments manages over
About Novak Biddle Venture Partners
Novak Biddle Venture Partners is a leading early stage venture capital
firm focused on unique, cutting-edge technology investments in the Eastern
United States , as well as targeted opportunities nationwide. With
About Paladin Capital Group
Headquartered in Washington D.C. , Paladin Capital Group is a leading
multi-stage private equity firm providing capital for growing companies whose
principal business centers on products and services that address homeland
security issues and needs. Paladin has over
About BIA Digital Partners
BIA Digital Partners is a private investment firm, managing over
About Spring Capital Partners, L.P.
Spring Capital Partners ("Spring Capital"), with over
About Comerica Bank's Technology and Life Sciences Division
Comerica Bank's Technology and Life Sciences Division is one of the
nation's leading technology banking practices, offering a wide range of
financial services tailored to corporate customers, entrepreneurs and
professionals. Veteran bankers provide credit and financial services and
products to young, growing, professionally backed technology and life sciences
companies, as well as their more mature counterparts. The Technology and Life
Sciences Division serves all major U.S. technology centers from offices
coast-to-coast and its headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif. Comerica Bank is a
subsidiary of Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA), a financial services company
that is among the 20 largest U.S. banking companies, with
SOURCE DigitalBridge Communications Corp.