Marcus Cable

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Marcus Cable Company
Industry Cable television
Fate Merged with Charter Communications
Successor Charter Communications
Founded 1982
Defunct 1999
Headquarters Dallas, Texas, USA
Key people
Jeffrey A. Marcus

Marcus Cable Company was an American cable television provider headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and founded by Jeffrey A. Marcus and the Milwaukee-based Marcus Corporation. It was the nation's largest closely held cable-television company and the ninth largest over all, with 1.1 million customers in 18 states, with its principal markets in Wisconsin, southern California, Alabama, Indiana, Tennessee, and Fort Worth, Texas. In April 1998, entrepreneur Paul Allen purchased Marcus Cable for $2.775 billion through his investment arm Vulcan Ventures. In February 1999, Marcus Cable was merged with Vulcan's Charter Communications.