MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - The vast majority of Wisconsin cable customers will soon get their service from Charter Communications.
That's the result of a divestiture deal announced today by the new owners of Time Warner Cable.
Comcast announced in February it would acquire Time Warner for $45 billion. As part of that deal, Comcast said it would divest territories with almost four million customers -- and 1.4 million of those customers will go to Charter.
As a result, much of the eastern half of Wisconsin -- which was Time Warner territory for years -- will now go to Charter.
Charter spokesman Alex Dudley confirmed it. He assured Time Warner customers that they'll continue to get everything they receive now.
He said the switch covers all of Charter's services -- including phone and Internet service. An area north of Milwaukee will go to a new publicly traded cable operator called SpinCo.
(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)