BYRON CENTER — Rural wireless provider FreedomNet Wireless was acquired by an Indiana-based internet provider.

The deal for Byron Center-based FreedomNet, which serves rural areas mostly south of Grand Rapids, near Fowlerville and in Southwest Michigan, expands La Porte, Ind.-based Surf Air Wireless LLC’s coverage area north into West Michigan, according to a statement.

Surf Air Wireless now offers internet access across a 30,000-square-mile area of the Great Lakes region, from just east of the Mississippi River to Ohio.

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