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Premier Engineering Firm Mid-State Consultants Acquired by JSI

Move Builds on Efforts to Provide Complete Solutions for Rural Broadband Clients

September 1, 2021, Greenbelt, MD: JSI is pleased to announce that it has acquired Mid-State Consultants, Inc., a premier engineering firm headquartered in Nephi, Utah. The move further enhances JSI’s ability to help clients as they take advantage of unprecedented funding resources available on the federal and state levels to expand and maintain broadband networks across the country. The acquisition of Mid-State Consultants significantly grows the engineering capabilities that JSI began building last year.

“We are pleased to add Mid-State to the JSI family. Our clients now have access to more services and solutions and a talented team with the broadband technology, regulatory and business know-how,” said Tasos Tsolakis, CEO of JSI. “The broadband industry’s future is bright and JSI is well positioned to support our clients every step of the way.” Mid-State Consultants is well known in the rural telecommunications industry and has worked jointly with JSI on several client projects in the past. The company was established in 1963 and specializes in providing comprehensive communication systems engineering, including network planning and design, outside and inside plant, field services, virtual drafting, project development, grant and loan applications, and regulatory compliance
consulting. JSI and Mid-State share many common clients across the country. This acquisition expands JSI’s complete solutions into the western United States, as well as Alaska and Hawaii.

“It is an honor to join forces with JSI. Our clients and the industry at large now have the benefit of an unprecedented suite of solutions from a single company,” said Steve Kidd, president of Mid-State Consultants. Under Tsolakis’ leadership, Steve Kidd will remain president of Mid-State. JSI President Steve Meltzer and N-com President Dennis Wisdom will remain in their respective roles.

About JSI
JSI is a full-service consulting firm, providing financial, engineering, management, operational, regulatory, and strategic assistance to independent community-based communications providers. JSI’s business knowledge, experience and proven success help its clients plan and realize long-term success and profitability. JSI has relationships with approximately 750 communications entities in 46 states and several US territories. Headquartered in Greenbelt, MD, JSI also has offices in MN, TX, GA and UT. JSI can be found at

About Mid-State Consultants
Mid-State Consultants provides nationwide telecommunications engineering services with a focus on rural broadband access issues, including backhaul, rural, and urban projects. Mid-State’s engineering and outside plant experience will be key as broadband providers across the country strive to meet the requirements for the upcoming broadband infrastructure grants and the subsequent implementation processes and procedures. The firm’s headquarters is in Nephi, Utah, and operates seven regional offices in AK, HI, LA, MI, NC, and two in WI. Mid-State Consultants can be found at

e-Tel Completes it's conversion to MACC's billing system

(Blair, Nebraska – June 30, 2021) e-Tel recently completed its conversion to Mid America Computer Corporation’s (MACC) billing system. The company is now using MACC’s platform to meet its need for billing, customer management, plant record maintenance, and other key business functions.  

Located in Paducah, Kentucky and locally-owned, the company provides internet, telephone, and business phone systems to its community.

“e-Tel is a progressive company and delivers the best available technology to its customers.” said Craig Aman, MACC’s President and CEO. “We are honored to have the opportunity to support e-Tel as the company continues to grow and expand.”

About MACC
MACC’s billing system is used by telecom companies of all sizes across the United States. Our products empower clients to reach new levels of efficiency through integration and process automation. MACC's products are supported by professional and dedicated customer care teams to ensure the outstanding service our clients deserve. Plus, we offer the stability of being a growing company with more than 45 years of experience.

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