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Charter, James Cable swap systems

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 8:20am
Brian Santo

Charter Communications has added to its recent spate of small system deals aimed at improving its existing clusters. This most recent deal is an even swap with James Cable, with which it has traded systems in the Deep South.

Charter is relinquishing its system in Douglas, Ga., which serves a total of approximately 5,500 customers, and will get from James Cable operations surrounding Eatonton, Ga., and Roanoke and Gu-Win, Ala., with approximately 9,500 customers.

Two weeks ago, Charter bought some systems in Missouri, representing about 1,600 subscribers, from US Cable.

Last year, Charter sold off systems that served 65,000 subscribers to Cobridge Communications, which included some subscribers in Missouri.

About 500,000 of Charter's 4.5 million subscribers are in Alabama and Georgia.

"Consistent with Charter's strategy, we continue to enhance our already well-clustered operations in key states like Georgia and Alabama," said Charter's president of operations Steven Apodaca.

"The Douglas system is a great fit with our existing operations in Georgia," said James Cable CEO Kate Adams. "The Charter team has built an impressive operation in Douglas, and we look forward to building on their success."

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