Wholesail Networks Acquires Noel Communications
Wholesail Networks announces a definitive agreement to acquire Noel Communications for an undisclosed purchase
price. This acquisition will allow Wholesail Networks to expand their fiber footprint and network operations.
Noel Communications has been serving the central Washington state area with network, telecom and internet services
for nearly 30 years. “Folding Noel Communications into Wholesail Networks is a win-win deal,” said Rodger Noel, owner
of Noel Communications. “Their focus on the Northwest with modern fiber-based network infrastructure continues our
vision of bringing high quality and competitive telecommunication services to the underserved portions of our region.
The Noel family has been long term supporters of eastern Washington businesses and residents and we believe
Wholesail Networks will continue the legacy of supporting our region.”
Wholesail Networks was founded in 2018 by John van Oppen after realizing the need for a robust, independent
transport and transit operator in the Pacific Northwest. Wholesail Networks is focused on providing fiber-based
connectivity to empower the Pacific Northwest region’s largest users with quality telecommunications products.
Wholesail Networks fills a unique gap in the marketplace combining in-house network assets that are operated by a
team with the market knowledge to source almost any capacity need to any location in the Pacific Northwest and
“Since founding the company last year,” said Wholesail Networks’ CEO and Founder John van Oppen, “we have had
explosive growth which validates our belief that there is a high demand for the types of quality service we provide.
Bringing the Noel Communications network and team into our organization helps us rapidly expand our network
services and augments our team with the high-quality support and expertise that our customers expect.”
The expanded company plans to maintain Noel Communications’ network operation center in Yakima.