Cable companies pull off territorial swap


Charter Communications and James Cable are trading places – in exchange for a cable system in Douglas GA, Charter will receive systems in Eatonton GA and in Roanoke and Gu-Win AL. In all, 15K customers will be getting their cable bill from a new supplier.

Douglas is in the southern part of state. The system James is getting has 5.5K subscribers.

Eatonton GA is in the north-central portion of the state, and Roanoke AL is roughly on the same latitude as Eatonton but many miles to the west on the Alabama-Georgia border. Gu-Win is a small town located between Guin and Winfield in northwestern Alabama. Between them, the systems going from James to Charter number about 9.5K subscribers.

“Consistent with Charter’s strategy, we continue to enhance our already well-clustered operations in key states like Georgia and Alabama,” said Charter President, Operations, and Steven Apodaca. “We appreciated the time we have served Douglas and know that these customers will be in good hands. Charter looks forward to building on the products and services James Cable offers in the new communities we will serve.” The exchange enables both companies to better deliver services to communities located geographically close to current operations.

“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.”