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Cypress : City’s Cable TV Service Called Too Successful

When cable television made its debut in the city late last year, the response from residents surprised even the cable company.

But Copley-Colony Cablevision has been too successful. Because of a higher than expected number of subscribers and a delay from the manufacturer of converter boxes--the company had to slow down its marketing of the service.

“We’re very, very pleased with the response. We weren’t expecting it to be that high initially,” Copley General Manager Cheryl Roderiques said. “The marketing efforts now are going at a slower pace.”

Of 4,600 homes targeted, 2,000 subscribed to the service--which provides 54 channels, including the basic 18 as well as such networks as Music Television (MTV), Cable News Network and the ESPN sports network, Roderiques said.

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With most of the eastern part of the city serviced, the company next plans to contact neighborhoods in the western end--but at a slower pace, Roderiques said.

By the end of June, all homes should have access to the service. Condominiums and apartment complexes with more than five units will have service by the end of August, Roderiques said.


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