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UniTek Global Services is a leading provider of outsourced infrastructure services. UniTek and its subsidiaries offer technical, engineering and design, repair, construction, and other services to Fortune 100 major broadband, cable, and fiber communications companies. With more than 750 employees, 5 subsidiaries, UniTek has become an industry leader known for its reliability, innovation, and diversified end-to-end solutions

UniTek Global Services and the family of subsidiaries is privately held by New Mountain Capital and Littlejohn & Co.

The current amount of investment available from carriers through federal and state funding for broadband development, and especially rural broadband development, since the global pandemic, has increased by multiples year over year. The increased funding will supply demand for construction, installation, and maintenance for the foreseeable future.

Some of the funds that are now available, or are becoming available include:

  • RDOF
  • ATIA
  • USDA Rural Utility Service
  • Connect American Fund
  • American Rescue Plan
  • Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

The Latest Broadband News and Digital Resources

FCC Moves on Charter RDOF Support, Rural Broadband Accountability Plan

DiaJoan Engebretson | Jan 28, 2022

“The FCC said today that it is ready to authorize Rural Digital Opportunity Fund support for Charter Communications for deployments in over 20 states. Also appearing on the RDOF ready-to-authorize list released today are over 20 companies that tentatively won smaller amounts of funding in the auction.”

NTIA crafts rules for $48B in broadband funding

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Diana Goovaerts | Jan 7, 2022

“The new year has only just begun but the U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is wasting no time getting down to business. The agency, which has been tasked with administering a majority of the $65 billion in broadband funding recently allocated by Congress, is asking the public for input on the design of several grant programs through which that money will flow.”

Finding the money: A US broadband funding guide

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Diana Goovaerts | Sept. 13, 2021

Thanks in part to COVID, there’s been a massive influx of funding for broadband deployments. But with so many initiatives in play, it’s become hard to keep track of the myriad funding sources.

Fierce has compiled a rundown of some of the major programs fueling broadband deployments –  and the dollar amounts attached to them. This list will be updated and expanded on an ongoing basis.

  • Unitek Celebrates First Annual Halloween Party

    Unitek held its first annual company-wide Halloween costume party. We had great participation from all of our divisional offices around the country. We hope to host this contest for many years to come! The costumes were unforgettable.

  • Unitek Announces Senior Leadership Appointments

    NEWS PROVIDED BY Unitek Global Services, Inc.  Aug 18, 2021, 09:27 ET IRVING, Texas, Aug. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Unitek Global Services, Inc. (Unitek), a leading provider of telecommunications and broadband infrastructure and fulfillment services, announced today that it has named Charlie Smith, who currently serves as President of SDT, a Unitek division, as President and Chief Executive Officer.  […]

  • UNITEK GLOBAL SERVICES ACQUIRES SOUTHERN DIVERSIFIED TECHNOLOGIES’ TELECOM INFRASTRUCTURE AND ENGINEERING BUSINESS

    King of Prussia, PA – October 16, 2018 – UniTek Global Services, Inc. (“UniTek” or the “Company”), a leading provider of essential installation and field services for North American telecom providers, today announced it has acquired Southern Diversified Technologies, Inc. (“SDT”), a leading North American telecommunication infrastructure services firm based in Mississippi. Terms of the transaction […]