Baja buys out Comcast

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TDS Baja Broadband LLC (Baja Broadband) announces the purchase of two cable markets in Lovington and Socorro, N.M. from Comcast Cable for approx. $1.9 million.

TDS Baja Broadband LLC (Baja Broadband) announces the purchase of two cable markets in Lovington and Socorro, N.M. from Comcast Cable for approx. $1.9 million.

The deal was completed on Monday, following required regulatory and local franchise authority approvals. The properties are near several existing Baja markets in the state which will increase Baja’s geographic concentration in New Mexico.

All five Comcast employees supporting the Lovington and Socorro communities will retain their jobs and transfer to Baja Broadband.

“We plan to perform a complete system rebuild to provide nationally competitive TV, phone and high speed Internet services for customers in both Lovington and Socorro,” explains Mark Barber, vice president of Cable Operations for TDS Telecom and Baja Broadband. “We expect our new products to be head and shoulders above the local phone company and existing cable offerings.”

Current Comcast customers will be contacted via postal mail to handle the transition of their accounts to Baja Broadband.

Barber also adds a note of caution, “To avoid fraudulent activity, please do not offer any proprietary information to anyone who calls or e-mails you. When you do receive a letter from Baja please open it and follow the instructions quickly.”

No immediate changes to products or services will occur; however customer billing cycles may adjust slightly. All customers will receive direct communications from Baja Broadband regarding any changes before they happen.