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#1 04-28-2005 6:17:36 AM

maverick
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Comcast Leaving Dallas! / Switching To Time Warner!

Now the question is ...
What will I gain and what will I lose.
I'm afraid I'll lose much more!!!

Comcast gives up N. Texas systems

By Jim Fuquay

Star-Telegram Staff Writer

Time Warner Cable will gain ownership of the North Texas cable systems of Comcast under a swap agreement related to the two companies' purchase of bankrupt Adelphia Communications.

The swap is expected to be completed within nine to 12 months, the companies said Wednesday.

Comcast has about 500,000 customers in its North Texas cable systems, which include Dallas, Arlington, Bedford, Colleyville, Euless, Grapevine and Grand Prairie. It also employs about 1,500 people in the area, spokesman Jim Gordon said. Comcast has more than 21 million customers and is in 22 of the nation's top 25 markets.

Time Warner has 2.6 million customers in Texas, its second-largest market, behind only New York, according to the company. Among its larger Texas properties are cable systems in Austin, El Paso, Houston and San Antonio. It has 10.7 million cable customers in 27 states.

Besides the North Texas properties, Time Warner will get cable systems in Los Angeles and Cleveland from Comcast. Among the cable systems Comcast will receive are those in Minneapolis and Memphis, Tenn.

Time Warner and Comcast agreed last week to pay $12.7 billion plus 16 percent of Time Warner Cable to acquire Adelphia. At the time, the companies said they would swap some properties to boost market presence in each company's strongest markets. The Adelphia purchase is awaiting approval from the bankruptcy court and regulators.

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#2 02-23-2006 5:00:39 PM

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Re: Comcast Leaving Dallas! / Switching To Time Warner!

Well, in looking back it has now been almost 10 months since the Comcast switch to Time Warner announcement.  Not a single message from either company to me yet.   I wonder how much longer it will take???  Actually I'm in no hurry since I like the 6412 and I esp. like this forum!

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#3 04-29-2006 11:13:43 PM

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Re: Comcast Leaving Dallas! / Switching To Time Warner!

Probably will see north Texas transitions starting in the Fall season or late 4th quarter.  There are several other markets being changed over from Time Warner to Comcast at approximately that schedule.

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#4 09-13-2006 1:14:10 AM

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Re: Comcast Leaving Dallas! / Switching To Time Warner!

Good to know that my original prediction was accurate, for once.  The transition to TW executed in Dallas (and LA, Cleveland, etc) last month.

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