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TWC merger provides hope for small town

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The largest cable company serving Southeast Texas has forged a deal that some fear might end up costing the area. But others welcome it as a second chance at getting service. 

Time Warner Cable has agreed to combine with Comcast Cable.

The $45 billion deal will still need to be approved by the government. That could happen by the end of the year.

The consequences? Comcast could decide to bring cable to your neighborhood but it might come at a higher cost.

Some Southeast Texans are just hoping they may finally be able to get cable and Internet service. 

Digital cable is not offered in some parts of Orange and in Rose City.

"They consider us to be a rural area. Yet we're not. We're 2.5 miles from Beaumont and 3.0 miles from Vidor. All the fiber optic cable runs through here.  Only way to have Internet is your phone or air cards. Our own city hall uses air cards," John-Paul Morris of Rose City said. 

Time Warner's CEO says it will mean new and better products. Financial experts say the good news for current subscribers is that service should only improve because Comcast has better technology than Time Warner. 

 

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