Mississippi-based C Spire has completed its acquisition of Troy Cablevision, a family-owned company serving the southeastern Alabama Wiregrass region since 1985. The deal includes Union Springs Telephone Co.
“We’ve made it a major priority to invest in and expand fiber-based network deployment and enhancements throughout Alabama, and we’re pleased to be providing these services in the Wiregrass,” C Spire CEO Hu Meena said. “Our commitment to local customers remains, and we intend to offer the same level of hometown service Troy Cablevision has been known to provide.”
Based in Troy, the Wiregrass area firm also has offices in Elba, Enterprise, Luverne and Ozark and serves business and residential customers in Pike, Coffee, Crenshaw and Dale counties.
Harold Freeman founded the firm in 1973, sold it to TCI of Alabama, then later created a new Troy Cable firm with its first customer online in 1986. The firm has offered fiber optic cable since 1993. Harold Freeman died in 1998 and his son William “Dick” Freeman was named general manager.
Earlier this year, C Spire announced plans to invest $500 million over three years to speed fiber broadband access in Alabama. The firm now offers fiber services in 13 Alabama markets.