Tektivity Acquires Iowa City Telecommunications

By George Ford, Reporter

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Cedar Rapids-based Tektivity Inc. on Thursday announced that it has acquired Iowa City Telecommunications in downtown Iowa City.

Tektivity, 119 Third St. NE, offers a range of information services to small and medium-sized businesses and non-profit organizations. The company hosts and manages network applications and telecommunications services for many businesses in the region and state.

Iowa City Telecommunications, 10 E. Benton St., provides sales,installation, repairs and maintenance of telecom products. The company has served Iowa City and surrounding communities since 1981.

Noting that the Iowa City office will remain open, Doug Flugum, president of Tektivity, said the merger will enable the company to provide clients the total business solution of integrating data and voice systems.

"This business solution has served our clients well and we think those IC Telco customers who choose to take advantage of this option will think so too," Flugum said. "This is a merger of two strong companies, each with a reputation for providing their clients excellent business solutions and service."

Claire Hanson, former president of Iowa City Telecommunications, said customers will see very little difference in the day-to-day management of their phones systems.

"The real difference is the broader product offering and support that Tektivity adds to IC Telco's already great service." Hanson said.

The acquisition of Iowa City Telecommunications marks the third expansion of Tektivity in recent years.

Five years ago, Tektivity expanded its information technology management business into the telecommunications area with the purchase of Palmer Telecommunications Inc. Earlier this year, Tektivity purchased the telecommunications division of Iowa Electronics.
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