WestNet Communications in Ventura has been acquired by AvTel Communications in Santa Barbara.
WestNet is a provider of high-speed Internet access, Web site development and data warehousing. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
According to James P. Pisani, AvTel's chief operating officer, the acquisition will substantially increase AvTel's revenue and customer base and extend its network reach into the business-intensive markets of Ventura, Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Simi Valley, Moorpark and portions of the San Fernando Valley.
"WestNet's excellent reputation for service and reliability has contributed to its consistent growth in customer base," Pisani said. "Individual customers will continue to receive high-quality local access and support, enhanced with new and innovative services, while business and corporate customers gain access to a wide variety of broadband voice and data telecommunications services."