Knology

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Knology, Inc.
TypePublic
NASDAQ: KNOL
IndustryTelecommunications
Founded1994
DefunctApril 18, 2012 (2012-04-18)
FateAcquired by Wide Open West
Headquarters,
ProductsCable television, broadband Internet, landline telephone

Knology, Inc. was a cable company formed in 1994 by ITC Holding Company, LLC, a telecommunications holding company in West Point, Georgia that also founded Internet service provider Mindspring. In 1999, Knology merged with Valley Telephone Company. The Knology network serves around a dozen cities in the Southern United States, as well as a few in the Midwestern United States.

Knology also briefly owned the cable franchise in Cerritos, California, which it acquired from GTE, along with a system in Pinellas County, Florida. The Cerritos system was since sold to Wave Broadband.

On March 2, 2000, Knology announced strong performance in connections, revenues and homes marketed for the year and the fourth quarter of 1999.[1]

On March 30, 2005, Knology reported that it narrowed its losses in 2004 and found a buyer for a California cable system it purchased in 2003 at the same time it took over cable operations in some parts of Pinellas County.[2]

On January 9, 2007, Knology announced it had acquired Sioux Falls, South Dakota, based Prairiewave Communications for the sum of $255 million. The merger was officially finalized on April 3, 2007.[3] On January 4, 2008, Knology closed its acquisition of Graceba Total Communications, Inc. in Dothan, Alabama.[4] In January 2011, Knology completed the acquisition of Sunflower Broadband in Lawrence, Kansas.[5]

On April 18, 2012, Knology was acquired by Wide Open West.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Knology Reports Strong 1999 Results". Archived from the original on 2013-09-10.
  2. ^ "Knology Trims Losses, Plans To Sell Cable Unit".
  3. ^ PrairieWave Change Causes E-mail Glitches
  4. ^ "Knology Announces Closing of $75 Million Graceba Acquisition". Reuters. January 4, 2008. Archived from the original on September 11, 2012.
  5. ^ Lawhorn, Chad (January 18, 2011). "Sunflower Broadband's new owners change name to Knology". Lawrence Journal-World. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
  6. ^ "Wow Buys Knology for $750 Million".