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Aero Communications Expands Wireless Operations and Capabilities With Acquisition of Mill City TEC

CANTON, MI -- (Marketwired) -- 01/15/14 -- Aero Communications Inc. today announced it has acquired Mill City TEC, a leading provider of wireless network construction and maintenance services in the upper Midwestern United States. The acquisition increases Aero Communications' national footprint and expands its capabilities in the telecommunications infrastructure service industry.

Mill City, headquartered near Minneapolis, Minn., supplies network construction services to leading wireless network operators and related service partners. The company's capabilities feature civil, electrical and tower construction. In addition, the company also performs project planning and management, line and antenna installation, cellular site audits, cellular network maintenance, technical support, and electrical construction, maintenance and design.

Aero Communications, known for providing turnkey outside plant construction for broadband network operators, also provides an array of network engineering and construction services to wireless service providers. These services include engineering, design and construction of aerial and underground fiber backhaul, small cells and Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS). The addition of Mill City's capabilities enhances Aero Communications' increasingly robust suite of network construction services for wireless network operators.

"Mill City's team and processes are top-notch. This acquisition gives us the ability to do cell tower work in-house, and expands our geographic footprint," said Greg McCray, CEO of Aero Communications. "We're enthusiastic about what this means for our business and most importantly, what this means for our customers."

The company will operate as Mill City Communications Inc., an Aero Communications company.

"We're extremely pleased that Aero Communications has chosen Mill City to augment their wireless line of business," said Matt Cina, CEO of Mill City. "Our customers have been asking us to expand our territory and provide additional services, and working together will enable us to do just that."

Mill City Communications is Aero Communications' second acquisition in the past six months. Last August, Aero Communications acquired CableNet Communications, Inc., a Philadelphia-based provider of installation and network services to broadband network operators.

About Aero Communications
Founded 30 years ago and headquartered in Canton, Mich., Aero Communications employs over 1,500 technicians, engineers, customer service, and support personnel in 35 U.S. locations. Aero Communications performs installation, maintenance, and end-to-end network design and construction for the country's leading telecommunications, cable and wireless service providers. For more information go to www.acidirect.com.

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