Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (Shentel, NASDAQ: SHEN) closes acquisition of cable assets from Rapid Communications, LLC

New York, NY

Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (Shentel, NASDAQ: SHEN) closed on the acquisition of certain cable assets serving customers in Virginia and West Virginia from Rapid Communications, LLC. The purchase includes approximately 17,650 customers located in 50 franchise areas primarily clustered around Covington, Virginia; Summersville, West Virginia; and Weston, West Virginia. Shentel’s plans include a major consolidation and upgrade of the cable networks over the next few years to be able to offer its customers in smaller communities expanded triple play services including High Definition TV, Video on Demand, High Speed Internet and Voice.

Waller Capital Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to Rapid Communications, LLC.

About Rapid Communications

Rapid Communications LLC was founded in 2002 and is an innovative leader in providing cable television, high speed internet and digital phone service to rural markets throughout the US.

About Shenandoah Telecommunications Shenandoah Telecommunications Company is a holding company that provides a broad range of telecommunications services through its operating subsidiaries. The Company is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “SHEN.” The Company’s operating subsidiaries provide local and long distance telephone, Internet and data services, cable television, wireless voice and data services, alarm monitoring, and telecommunications equipment, along with many other associated solutions in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States.