NITCO acquires cable television service provider

Hebron-based NITCO bought TV Cable of Rensselaer and Morocco for an undisclosed sum.

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Northwestern Indiana Telephone Co., better known as NITCO, has acquired TV Cable of Rensselaer and Morocco for an undisclosed sum.

The Hebron-based telecommunications provider will take over TV Cable, a provider of ZING Cable TV, high-speed internet and voice services to residential and business customers in southern Jasper and Newton counties

TV Cable of Rensselaer and Morocco dates back to 1966.

“For over 50 years our family has served the community well, first with cable TV and then with the onset of the internet," said Steve Filson, TV Cable president. "Today we hand the keys to NITCO with the knowledge that family-owned companies like ours and like NITCO, believe in quality service and active participation in the community.”

NITCO, which launched in 1939 and provides broadband, telecommunications, fiber infrastructure and telephone service, will expand its presence in Jasper and Newton counties. It also serves Lake and Porter counties, where it has been expanding its high-speed broadband internet.

The telecommunications company serves 8,000 residential and 900 business customers, including Porter County government, the town of Chesterton, the city of Valparaiso and Fair Oaks Farms.

"We would like to thank the Filson family for their leadership for over 50 years in developing and growing cable TV and internet services," said Tom Long, president of NITCO. "We also welcome the employees of TV Cable of Rensselaer/Morocco and the residents and businesses of Rensselaer and Morocco to the NITCO family."

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