US-based phone operator Verizon Communications’ corporate venturing unit has joined a consortium providing $9.5m to Cenx, a US-based provider of internet connections.

Alongside Verizon Investments, an affiliate of Verizon Ventures, the strategic venture capital arm for Verizon, in Cenx’s round as a new investor was Mesirow Financial Private Equity. They joined Cenx’s existing investors, venture capital firms DCM and Highland Capital Partners and Wasatch, which also participated in the investment.

DCM and Highland led the undisclosed raising for Cenx in…

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