June 2, 2009 - Hay Communications Co-operative Ltd, Tuckersmith Communications Co-operative Ltd and Quadro Communications Co-operative Inc. are pleased to announce the purchase of the Mitchell-Seaforth Cable TV Group of Companies.
The acquisition by the local telcos was finalized on Monday, June 01, 2009 with members of the Ward family, the founders of Ward Cable T.V. Ltd, Grand Bend Cable T.V. Ltd, Mitchell Seaforth Cable T.V. Ltd, and Ezlink Ltd.
No immediate changes will be made to any of the companies involved. Steve Ward will remain as General Manager of the cable companies, but all parties will begin to investigate sharing of facilities, technologies and investments to capitalize on existing and future investments.
The Mitchell-Seaforth group of companies, as well as the new owners; are all local companies which have always been accountable to their customers, staff and communities and have maintained service and support as a top priority. "We are planning to make this a positive change for all involved. Our main concern is a smooth transition for our staff and customers.", Angela Schneider, General Manager of Hay Communications. The local telcos are not new to the Digital Television service industry. Recently they launched IPTV services to their customers. "The acquisition of the companies is a fit for all involved, and we look forward to working together to ensure value for both customers and employees", Sharon Chuter, General Manager of Tuckersmith Communications.
Angela Schneider, General Manager
Hay Communications Co-operative Ltd.
Tuckersmith Communications Co-operative Ltd (www.tcc.on.ca), Hay Communications Co-operative Ltd (www.hay.net), and Quadro Communications Co-operative Inc (www.quadro.net) have been serving Huron and Perth since the beginning of the twentieth century. The companies have evolved into state-of-the-art communications firms; providing a full range of voice, data, and networking services backed by local fiber optic facilities, local and long distance telephone service, dial-up and high-speed Internet access, digital television and cellular telephone solutions.
Sharon Chuter, General Manager, Tuckersmith Communications Co-operative Ltd.
Dave Baxter, General Manager, Quadro Communications Co-operative Inc.
Angela Schneider, General Manager, Hay Communications Co-operative Ltd.