Severe weather batters Cobridge systems in South

The severe storms, including tornadoes, that plowed through regions of Arkansas and Alabama this week battered Cobridge Communications systems in both states.

The small MSO, started last year when Scott Widham purchased 36 cable systems from Charter Communications (Nasdaq: CHTR), has mostly suburban and rural subscribers in seven states said 2,705 Alabama subscribers and 215 Arkansas subs lost cable service-and probably electrical service.

"Cobridge technical crews, with assistance from contractors, are following power companies where physical plant is accessible and it has been deemed safe to assess damage and restore service," the MSO said in a news release.

For more:
- see this news release

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