Syringa Networks, which successfully sued the state of Idaho over its $60 million broadband contracting mess
in 2014, has announced it is pulling the plug on its Idaho-based wireless business at the end of the year.
In an official announcement on its website, Syringa Wireless said it will suspend services Dec. 31 and no longer provide wireless communications after nearly 10 years of operating in southern Idaho.
"As your neighbors, Syringa Wireless has fought hard to maintain low prices and high quality service for our Idaho communities. We are disappointed that we cannot continue to serve you," read the statement from company officials
, who cited intense competition from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless.
The closure will impact more that Syringa Wireless' current customers. According to RCR Wireless News
, Syringa Wireless is part of Sprint's Rural Roaming Preferred Provider program, providing Sprint customers with LTE coverage in rural areas.
In a letter to customers, Syringa said it would continue to provide service through the end of the year but the decision would also impact several southern Idaho partners, including Project Mutual Telephone, Filer Mutual Telephone, Direct Communications and Albion Telephone.