InfoStructure Acquires Rio Networks


InfoStructure, a new generation provider of voice and data services, announced its acquisition of Rio Networks, a facilities based communications company previously owned by the Cow Creek Tribe of Umpqua Indians.

The agreement more than doubles their staff size, nearly triples their revenue and enables InfoStructure to offer more small business and enterprise services from their own private network to every major market in the state.

InfoStructure’s managing partners, Jeff Rhoden and Scott Hansen, see the move by their company as a natural evolution in the company’s growth.

“Buying the company you used to work for is always satisfying but in this case it’s also a strategic investment in the network and personnel that will allow us to fulfill our long term growth strategy,” Rhoden said.

Hansen also sees the benefits with their acquisition. “On a personal level, the story of acquiring a company that we worked for over a decade ago is pretty cool, but accomplishing this with a business partner that I have known since pre-school makes it special. On a business level, the opportunities that the combined companies have are incredible. I am very excited to put our plans in action and work closely within each Oregon community that we now offer services,” Hansen added.

InfoStructure continues to emerge as a successful player in the IP Cloud space, leveraging the power of the Internet and the many voice and data services that it hosts within its network. In business since 1994, the company has managed to flourish through the economic storms and grow its workforce, its customer base and its bottom line.

InfoStructure provides network services for small and medium businesses in the Western US. In business since 1994, the company started as an ISP providing internet access in southern Oregon and by 2003, it transitioned into voice services as a CLEC (competitive local exchange carrier) and began offering traditional business and residential phone services.

By 2007 InfoStructure began developing its fully redundant IP network and offering business VoIP. Today the company offers a wide range of IP voice and data services, as well as traditional telephone and Internet services.

Rio Networks is an Oregon owned and operated provider of business communication and cloud services including phone, email, data and internet.

Coverage areas include Portland, Hillsboro, Oregon City, Woodburn, Salem, Albany, Corvallis, Eugene, Springfield, Redmond, Bend, La Pine, Roseburg, Grants Pass, Medford, Ashland and more.



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