Grande Communications is a United States telecommunications firm, based in San Marcos, Texas, that uses a fiber optic network for broadband services. In 1999, the company was established when the largest single round of venture capital funding in Texas was raised, in turn starting the first-ever truly bundled telecommunications service provider. Grande delivers high-speed Internet, local and long-distance telephone  and digital cable over its own network to communities in Texas. The company serves nine markets in Texas for residential, wholesale and small business services. In addition, Grande serves as the primary provider of cable services for dormitories on the campuses of Texas State University-San Marcos, University of the Incarnate Word, Baylor University and the University of Texas at Austin. It is controlled by private equity firm ABRY Partners.