Cable ONE to Acquire Fidelity Communications


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  • Fidelity Communications

PHOENIX — Cable One announced a definitive agreement to acquire Fidelity Communications for $525.9 million in cash. Fidelity Communications is a family-owned cable operator that has been providing residential and business services to customers throughout greater Arkansas, Illinois, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas for nearly 80 years. Fidelity’s network passes approximately 190,000 homes and it has approximately 114,000 residential primary service units (PSUs) and 20,000 business PSUs. Fidelity is headquartered in Sullivan, Missouri. Fidelity has upgraded systems and a high-capacity plant, including more than 5,100 network plant miles and over 1,600 fiber route miles, capable of delivering top-tier speeds and services. More than 50 percent of Fidelity’s revenues are derived from residential high-speed data and business services.

“For nearly 80 years, Fidelity has provided a superior customer experience and innovative technologies to residential and business customers in our markets, and I am incredibly proud of our employees and all that we have accomplished together,” said John Colbert, president of Fidelity Communications Co. “We are excited to join an organization that shares our values of community, collaboration and excellence. Cable ONE is an exceptional business with dedicated and passionate associates and a strong commitment to the communities they serve. We look forward to working with the Cable ONE team as we bring our two companies together.”

About Cable ONE
Cable One is a broadband communications provider serving more than 800,000 residential and business customers in 21 states. Cable ONE provides consumers with a wide array of connectivity and entertainment services, including high-speed internet and advanced Wi-Fi solutions, cable television and phone service. Cable ONE Business provides scalable and cost-effective products for businesses ranging in size from small to mid-market, in addition to enterprise, wholesale and carrier customers.



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