Time Warner Cable's Milestones

September 2004
Multichannel News;9/27/2004, Vol. 25 Issue 39, special section p21A
The article presents the MSO's 30-year history parallels cable's growth. In 1968, the American Television and Communications Corp. (ATC) is founded in Denver, when 16 cable companies are joined into one, providing cable service to approximately 70,000 customers in 14 states. In 1969 ATC goes public with approximately 100,000 subscribers. In 1973, Warner Communications Inc. enters the cable business with systems in Ohio and Virginia. Time Inc. acquires 15% of ATC in exchange for cable systems serving approximately 60,000 subscribers. In 1977, Warner Cable launches the first interactive television programming with its QUBE system in Columbus, Ohio. In 1978, Time Inc. acquires the remainder of ATC (85%). ATC passes the 750,000-subscriber mark.


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