October 13, 2005
Galaxy Cable Franchise Sold To LongView Communications
Less than a year after completing an estimated $250,000 digital upgrade, Galaxy Cable, Inc. has sold its Galaxy Cablevision franchise in Memphis to LongView Communications.
Marc Cohen, senior vice president for LongView, was present at the October 6th meeting of the Memphis City Council. He addressed the ownership transition and requested the city’s franchise agreement be transferred to his company following completion of the sale of the business that is scheduled for October 31st.
The council voted 4-0 to transfer the franchise agreement to the new owners. In May 2004 the council granted Galaxy Cable a five-year extension on its franchise with the city and agreed to roll over the contract to 15 years when the proposed system upgrade was completed.
Cohen stated that LongView Communications is looking forward to serving the community. The company, which maintains its corporate office in Reston, VA, was created in 2003. It provides cable TV and telecommunication services to more than 100 rural communities in five mid-western states from its centralized customer care and operations center in Indianapolis, IN. The company provides service in Missouri, Iowa, Oklahoma, Illinois and Indiana and currently maintains franchise agreements in both Lancaster and Downing.