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UPC Cablecom acquires Uznach fibre network

UPC CablecomLiberty Global-owned Swiss cable operator UPC Cablecom has acquired the local fibre network in the St Gallen municipality of Uznach.

The network, which was previously owned by the Uznachcable cooperative will pass to UPC Cablecom’s control as of January 1.

UPC Cablecom already cooperates with Uznachcable. The deal means that Uznach residents will be able to access a full range of Cablecom services. The local network already offers over 65 digital television channels, including 40 in HD, more than 170 digital radio stations, and a 2 Mbps internet connection including a free modem.

The deal adds 2,400 subscribers to UPC Cablecom’s base.

“We would like to thank the uznachcable cooperative for the successful and mutually rewarding cooperation over the years. We are delighted that, as of 1 January 2015, the some 2,400 subscribers in Uznach will be able to benefit from all of our innovative products and services and have secured themselves access to the future of telecommunications and entertainment,” said Ivan Nash Vila, CFO at UPC Cablecom.