Grain Management-Backed Hunter Communications Acquires XS Media and Online NW

Medford, Oregon, December 31, 2021

Today, Hunter Communications, Oregon’s largest privately owned fiber-optic internet provider, backed by Grain Management, LLC (Grain), announced that it has acquired McMinnville Access Company LLC,  the parent company to Online NW and XS Media.

“This acquisition is a significant milestone to bringing better internet service to underserved Willamette Valley communities,” said Michael Wynschenk, CEO, Hunter Communications. “The outstanding employees of XS Media and Online NW compliment Hunter in ways that will help us serve more residential and business customers. We are very excited to acquire these successful entities and pleased  to add their product offers to the Hunter  technology portfolio.”

Hunter is always seeking new ways to strengthen its foundation, improve performance in new markets, and ensure customers receive the best service possible. Acquiring XS Media and Online NW allows Hunter to expand product offerings throughout Oregon and accelerates its ability to provide service to underserved communities. At the same time, the values of all organizations are aligned in providing great service and customer support.

“This acquisition represents a true partnership and a great match to our company values,” said Kathy Tate, CEO, OnlineNW. Like OnlineNW and XS Media, Hunter values building relationships with employees, customers and communities all while creating economic vitality and opportunity. As a larger organization with more financial resources, we will be able to increase our investment in technology and expand our service area, enabling us to serve more customers and broaden our reach to new markets.”

Hunter Communications will now employ more than 180 workers across the state of Oregon – a 30 percent growth in its workforce following the acquisition.

Hunter will begin integrating systems later in 2022, with all companies operating independently until then. Once fully integrated, customers will have access to some of the fastest fiber-optic internet in the state.