Mediacom buys Alabama’s AndyCable

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Mediacom’s Alabama footprint already includes a number of communities west of Andalusia, including Brewton, Atmore, Monroeville, Thomasville and parts of the Mobile area.

Mediacom has acquired TV Cable of Andalusia for an undisclosed sum.

Known locally as “AndyCable,” the MSO provides TV, internet and phone services to more than 14,000 customers.

Mediacom’s Alabama footprint already includes a number of communities west of Andalusia, including Brewton, Atmore, Monroeville, Thomasville and parts of the Mobile area.

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"Mediacom has a sizeable presence on the Alabama Gulf Coast and Florida Panhandle. The Andy Cable systems will integrate well with our existing footprint," said Mediacom spokesman Thomas Larsen to FierceCable.

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It’s the second small-operated purchase for a mid-sized MSO this week, with Cable One announcing earlier that it has acquired Missouri’s NewWave Communications for $735 million in cash. 

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MoffettNathanson analysts said that these acquisitions don’t lessen the possibility of mid-sized operators being purchased by large cable companies like Altice USA.

“Getting bigger, given their small starting scale, certainly doesn't preclude eventually being acquired themselves. It arguably only makes it more likely, at least over the long term,” Moffett said. 

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