Eagle buys Nebraska, Colorado cable systems

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Eagle-Comm_2Hays, KS-based Eagle Communications has acquired cable and broadband operations in 28 communities in Nebraska and one in Eastern Colorado from USA Communications. The deal follows USA’s announcement that is was selling cable television systems in Nebraska and Colorado to Eagle on 12/20/13.


“This is a huge opportunity for our company and our 270 Employee-Owners,” said Travis Kohlrus, Eagle Communications Broadband Division General Manager. “The additional communities are very similar to our existing towns —rural, small towns with hard-working people. We strive to bring the latest in technology to those communities.”

The 28 Nebraska communities involved in the acquisition are: Albion, Alma, Bellwood, Big Springs, Cedar Rapids, Central City, Franklin, Fullerton, Genoa, Humphrey, Monroe, Newman Grove, Osceola, Palmer, Paxton, Platte Center, Polk, Red Cloud, Richland, Rising City, Schuyler, Shelby, Silver Creek, Spalding, St. Edward and Stromsburg. Burlington, Colorado rounds out the acquisition.

Eagle has more than 270 employee-owners. The company operates 28 radio stations in Kansas, Nebraska, and Missouri as well as cable TV systems in 59 Kansas, Nebraska and Colorado communities. The company also offers e-business solutions, web hosting, telephone service, high-speed Internet, and wireless Internet in most service areas.


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Carl has been with RBR-TVBR since 1997 and is currently Managing Director/Senior Editor. Residing in Northern Virginia, he covers the business of broadcasting, advertising, programming, new media and engineering. He’s also done a great deal of interviews for the company and handles our ever-growing stable of bylined columnists.