Smart City Acquires CCPI; Creates Event Industry’s Largest Telecom Provider

HIL ANDERSON, SENIOR EDITOR
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Las Vegas, NV – Smart City has bought out Convention Communication Provisioners, Inc. (CCPI) in a deal that creates the largest telecommunications provider in the U.S. for the convention center, event and theme park industries.

Last year, Smart City acquired Priority Networks.  Now with the addition of CCPI, the combined companies will service 60 convention centers in 14 states, capturing a 15% market share.

CCPI, based in Issaquah, WA, will remain as a stand-alone operation with the same name and no major changes planned for its executive suite or operational staff.

“Thirteen years ago, Smart City was a 10-person company headquartered in a Houston basement,” said Martin Rubin, chief executive officer of Smart City. “Today, we are a $100 million enterprise with operations throughout the country.”  Paul Ashley, president, said the acquisition will provide clients with an expanded array of services, larger customer support staff and nationwide delivery of technology services.

“The convention center industry has been changing and adapting over the past few years,” said David Irons, CEO and co-founder of CCPI. “The merger between CCPI and the Smart City family of companies will provide our team with the resources to expand and meet the needs of this evolving industry.”

Reach Paul Ashley at (702) 943-6000 or pashley@smartcity.com; David Irons at (425) 557-4360 or davidi@ccpi.net