Long Lines Sells Wireless Division to AT&T

One of Siouxland's oldest communications providers is selling its wireless network assets to AT&T.

Long Lines has been working with AT&T for the past several years to utilize their resources.

With the struggles regional wireless providers face offering a variety of devices and services, Long Lines felt it would give their customers more of what they expect out of a provider.

This move might someday open up more opportunities for jobs as well.

"I don't think it'll impact the local economy much if at all. Our employees that we have, it's undetermined whether or not they're going to be transitioned to AT&T, that's totally up to them. But we're going to work hard to get them positions. And as we continue to expand our wire line, or non wireless assets, there might be opportunities here to expand," said Long Lines CEO Brent Olson.

The sale is expected to be finalized late this year or early next year. Customers won't see any changes for at least 6 months.