Colorado-based Wow Internet, Cable and Phone announced last week that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Broadstripe's cable systems in Michigan.
Texas-based Broadstripe filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in January 2009. Its systems in Washington and Oregon will be sold to the Washington-based operator Wave Broadband, and the Maryland system will be sold to Anne Arundel Broadband.
As a result of the acquisition, Wow will now serve an additional 79,000 households in the Lansing, Flint, Grand Rapids and Detroit markets.
Wow has served more than 600,000 households in southeast Michigan for more than a decade.
"We are very excited about this acquisition and the opportunity to invest and further grow our business," said Wow president Steven Cochran. "Wow's operating philosophy is to deliver an employee and customer experience that lives up to our name and we look forward to welcoming Broadstripe's employees and customers into the Wow family."
Wow is based locally in Madison Heights.
The sale must be approved by the federal bankruptcy court.
More information about Wow can be found at wowway.com. Wow is a competitive provider of residential and commercial high-speed internet, cable television and telephone services. Wow cable features basic cable, digital cable, and advanced services such as HDTV, VOD, and DVRs. Wow Internet provides customers with a choice of high-speed connections from 2 megabits per second to 15 megabits per second.
Customers can bundle any two or all three services together at a great value, while benefiting from the convenience of dealing with just one company for all their entertainment and telecommunications needs.
Wow is currently available in the following Michigan communities: Allen Park, Berkley, Beverly Hills, Birmingham, Canton, Centerline, Clawson, Clinton Township, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Eastpointe, Ferndale, Fraser, Garden City, Gibraltar, Grosse Ile, Grosse Pointe Woods, Harrison Township, Hazel Park, Huntington Woods, Lincoln Park, Madison Heights, Melvindale, Mount Clemens, Northville, Northville Township, Pleasant Ridge, Plymouth, Plymouth Township, Riverview, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Roseville, Royal Oak, Shelby Township, Southgate, Saint Clair Shores, Sterling Heights, Trenton, Taylor, Troy, Utica, Warren, Wayne, Westland, and Woodhaven.
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