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News | 04/08/2005 4:00 am EDT

Northwestel Cable to acquire Fort Nelson Cable-Vision
Northwestel Cable has finalized an agreement to purchase Fort Nelson Cable-Vision Ltd. for an undisclosed sum. Northwestel Cable said it plans to upgrade Fort Nelson’s existing cable television infrastructure to expand channel capacity and to enable two-way services, such as high-speed Internet. "This change is a step forward for current and future customers," said Jack Sime, general manager of Fort Nelson Cable-Vision. "We are very pleased with Northwestel Cable’s plans to offer expanded services, and their willingness to keep the Fort Nelson office open and retain the present staff. Along with the rest of my partners, we would like to thank all our customers for 27 years of support in this community." Founded in 1978, Fort Nelson Cable-Vision is a privately owned company that provides analog and digital cable TV programming to just over 1,000 customers in Fort Nelson BC and surrounding area.

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