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WOW Wins Cable Franchise in City of Gibraltar

WOW Internet, Cable and Phone announced that it has been granted a cable television franchise by the City of Gibraltar. 

The agreement is the first step necessary to bring competition to Gibraltar, providing residents with a choice of Internet, cable and phone providers. 

In 2010, WOW expanded its service into Beverly Hills and Birmingham. Gibraltar is the most recent community for WOW to expand into, following an announcement last month that the company would be entering Grosse Point Woods. Upon completion of construction, WOW will have invested more than $2 million in Gibraltar.

WOW's Detroit-area operations are based in Madison Heights. The company has been delivering cable TV, Internet and phone services in the southeast Michigan area since 1996.

WOW provides a full range of Internet, Cable and Phone services including digital television, HDTV, DVRs, and video on demand; a choice of Internet speeds from 2Mbps to 15Mbps; and unlimited local and long distance calling.

WOW will install a new hybrid fiber optic network to serve Gibraltar, while using the existing poles located in the dedicated public easements. In areas with underground utilities in the public easement, cable lines are installed to mirror the existing routes. 

"Last year WOW engineers surveyed every inch of the existing easements in the city and we are ready to begin construction of our advanced network this spring," said WOW vice president of technical operations Floyd Armstead.  

The network will be constructed and activated on a street-by-street basis. Construction is expected to take 60 days to complete from start to finish and the company has a comprehensive customer notification process.

More information can be found at www.wowway/

WOW is 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, Grosse Ile, Grosse Point 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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