Kirkland-based Ziply Fiber acquired Wholesail Networks, a privately held telecommunications and internet infrastructure company with operations in Yakima. Ziply says it has been working with Wholesail over the past six months to lay the groundwork for its fiber network built for the internet. Ziply also is beginning fiber build-out and network improvements in 13 markets that have never had fiber, many in smaller cities in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. These will be the first areas to benefit from Ziply's plan to invest over $500 million on network and service improvements. Washington cities getting the improvements include Anacortes, Kennewick, Pullman, Richland and Snohomish.