Tuesday 13 August 2013

Who Remembers Cambridge Cable ?

Cambridge Cable LTD was formed in 1988, by three businessmen from Cambridge, as a cable television and communication company. The company was granted the cable television franchise for Cambridge and the surrounding areas in June 1989, and in July 1990 it was awarded a public telecommunications service licence to distribute television channels by its cable network. Cambridge Cable's inaugural service began in July 1991 with the telephone service being launched in September 1992.

In the years that followed Cambridge Cable gained backing from the Comcast Corporation, a major cable network which operates in the United States and Singapore Telecom.

The company later managed to obtain Stort Valley Cable LTD and was awarded the franchise for Harlow, Bishop Stortford and Sawbridgeworth in November 1992. They provided the service under the name Anglia Cable Communications.

During 1993 the company expanded with services by their East Coast Cable franchise covering Colchester to later be followed by Ipswich and Felixstowe.

In 1999, the Cambridge Cable Group, which it was now known and had operating franchises under the names Cambridge Cable, Anglia Cable, East Coast Cable and Southern East Anglia Cable became part of NTL Incorporated. The company is now part of Virgin Media.