Verizon Wireless buys rural GSM operator

Verizon Wireless said it purchased rural GSM operator West Virginia Wireless for an undisclosed amount. It plans to convert the network to CDMA during the next 15 months. Verizon Wireless gets spectrum licenses that cover 1.2 million people in West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia and Ohio. Verizon Wireless said it extended employment offers to all West Virginia Wireless employees. The operator plans to continue with the West Virginia Wireless brand during its network conversion period. Upon completion of the network conversion, West Virginia Wireless will be re-branded as Verizon Wireless.

For more about the purchase:
-  read this article from RCR Wireless News