Cable & Telecom

Amtelecom buys three systems

AYLMER, Ont. – Amtelecom Cable purchased three rural cable systems this week on the Bruce Peninsula. The systems serve the communities of Oliphant, Shallow Lake, Hepworth and Tobermory – all of which fall within the incumbent local telephone serving area of Amtelecom. The systems – serving approximately 230 customers – were owned and operated by Cable 1, a small outfit based in Oakville, Ont., run by Frank Chapple. Amtelecom purchased them from a bankruptcy trustee. The purchase price was not disclosed. "Amtelecom’s longer term goal is to provide a comprehensive bundle of voice, video and data services in each of...