news & awards: 2021

WOW! Named One of Denver’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For

Englewood, Colo. – December 23, 2021 WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone (NYSE: WOW), a leading broadband services provider, was named one of Denver’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® for the second consecutive year by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR).

WOW! Closes on New Credit Facility

Englewood, Colo. – December 21, 2021 WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone (“WOW!”) (NYSE: WOW) announced that WideOpenWest Finance, LLC, a subsidiary of WOW!, has officially closed on its new Credit Facility.

WOW! Announces $15,000 Donation to the American Red Cross to Support Neighboring Communities Affected by Tornadoes

Englewood, Colo. – December 21, 2021 WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone (NYSE: WOW), a leading broadband services provider, today announced the company has made a $15,000 donation to the American Red Cross to support its markets’ neighboring communities that were affected by recent tornadoes.

WOW! Brings WOW! tv+ and Enhanced Network Reliability to Newnan

Newnan, Ga. – December 14, 2021 WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone (NYSE: WOW), a leading broadband services provider, today announced Newnan as the latest market to offer its IP-delivered video choice, WOW! tv+, for its high-speed data (HSD) customers.

WOW! Announces $730 Million Debt Refinancing

Englewood, Colo. – December 9, 2021 WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone (“WOW!”) (NYSE: WOW) announced today that WideOpenWest Finance, LLC, a subsidiary of WOW!, has priced and allocated a new Credit Facility that is anticipated to close next week. At closing, the Credit Facility will consist of a new (i) term loan B in an aggregate principal amount of $730 million and (ii) a $250 million revolving credit commitment.

WOW! Named Best and Brightest Company to Work For in the Nation for the Fourth Year in a Row

Englewood, Colo. – December 8, 2021 WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone (NYSE: WOW), a leading broadband services provider, was named a 2021 Best and Brightest Company to Work For in the Nation® for the eighth time, and fourth consecutive year, by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR).

WOW!’s 1 Gig Internet Speeds Now Available in Mid-Michigan

LANSING, Mich. – December 2, 2021 WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone (NYSE: WOW), a leading broadband services provider, today announced the availability of its 1-gigabit high-speed data (HSD) internet to all residential and business customers in its mid-Michigan market, including service areas in Lansing and Potterville. With Fiber-to-the-Neighborhood connectivity, subscribers can now enjoy one of the fastest broadband experiences available.

WideOpenWest, Inc. Announces Upgrade in Credit Rating from B to BB- and B2 to B1; Outlook is Stable

Englewood, Colo. – December 2, 2021 WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone (NYSE: WOW), a leading broadband provider in the United States, today announced the company’s credit rating has been upgraded to BB- by S&P Global and B1 by Moody's Investors Service, respectively. The upgrades, which are forward looking evaluations of a company’s credit risk, are primarily a result of WOW! using its net proceeds from the divestiture of several of its service areas earlier this year to pay down its existing debt.

WOW! Announces New Scholarship Fund for Graduating Seniors at Newnan High Schools

Newnan, Ga. – November 17, 2021 WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone (NYSE: WOW), a leading broadband services provider, today announced the company has developed a scholarship program for students at Newnan, East Coweta and Northgate high schools to help advance their college education. In total, WOW! will provide $13,500 for students headed to college or a trade school for the 2022 - 2023 academic year. Up to three students will be selected from each Newnan-area high school to be awarded the scholarship amount of $1,500 based on their applications.

WOW! Completes $661 Million Sale of Three Service Areas to Astound Broadband

Englewood, Colo. – November 1, 2021 WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone (NYSE: WOW), a leading broadband service provider, today announced the completion of the sale of its Chicago, Evansville, Indiana, and Anne Arundel, Maryland service areas to Radiate HoldCo, LLC, a telecommunications holding company affiliated with RCN Telecom Services, LLC, Grande Communications Networks, LLC and WaveDivision Holdings, LLC (collectively “Astound Broadband”) for $661 million.

WOW! Named as Top ISP in PCMag’s 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards

Englewood, Colo. – October 26, 2021 WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone (NYSE: WOW), a leading broadband services provider, was included in PCMag’s Readers’ Choice 2021: Internet Service Providers list. WOW! ranked in the top 10 internet service providers (ISPs) based on PCMag reader measurements of overall satisfaction. Readers also ranked their providers across several other categories including cost/value, reliability, speed, ease of use, tech support, customer service, repairs and likelihood to recommend — all of which WOW!

WOW! Completes $1.125 Billion Sale of its Ohio Service Areas to Atlantic Broadband

Englewood, Colo. – September 1, 2021 WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone (NYSE: WOW), a leading broadband service provider, today announced the completion of the sale of its Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio service areas to Atlantic Broadband, a U.S. cable operator and subsidiary of Cogeco Communications Inc. (TSE: CCA) ("Cogeco") for $1.125 billion. From this sale, WOW! expects to use approximately $1.0 billion in net proceeds to pay down a portion of the company’s debt.

WOW! Named One of Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For by the National Association For Business Resources

Englewood, Colo. – July 20, 2021 WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone (NYSE: WOW), a leading broadband services provider, was named one of Chicago’s 2021 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® for the 12th consecutive year and 13th time overall. WOW! has previously won this award seven times nationally and multiple times locally in its Denver, Detroit and Atlanta markets.

WOW! Honored for the Fifth Consecutive Year as one of Atlanta’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For

Englewood, Colo. – July 20, 2021 WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone (NYSE: WOW), a leading broadband services provider, was named one of Atlanta's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® for the fifth consecutive year by the National Association for Business Resources. In addition to its recognition in Atlanta, WOW! has previously been named a Best and Brightest award winner multiple years in a row in Chicago, Denver and Detroit as well as seven times nationally.

FAQs on WOW!'s Recent Sale of Five Service Areas

Englewood, Colo. – July 13, 2021 If you're currently a WOW! customer, please refer to the FAQs here to learn more about how the Service Area sale will impact you.

WOW! to Sell Five Service Areas in Two Separate Transactions Totaling $1.8 Billion

Englewood, Colo. – June 30, 2021 WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone (NYSE: WOW), one of the nation’s leading broadband providers, today announced that it has entered into two separate definitive agreements to sell its Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, service areas and its Chicago, Evansville, Indiana, and Anne Arundel, Maryland, service areas for $1.125 billion and $661 million, respectively.

NuLink, Powered by WOW! Internet, Supports “Where I Come From: Tornado Benefit Concert Featuring Alan Jackson” for Disaster Relief

Newnan, Ga. – June 24, 2021 WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone (NYSE: WOW), operating as NuLink in Newnan, Georgia, today announced its support of the “Where I Come From: Tornado Benefit Concert” to support disaster relief following the devastation that occurred in the community earlier this year. NuLink will provide all internet services to the Coweta County Fairgrounds for guests attending the sold out show on Saturday, June 26, headlined by hometown country music star, Alan Jackson.

WOW! Honored for the Ninth Consecutive Year as Metro Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For

Englewood, Colo. – June 15, 2021 WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone (NYSE: WOW), a leading broadband services provider, was named one of Metro Detroit's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® for the ninth consecutive year and the 11th time overall. WOW! has previously received the award seven times nationally and several years in a row in its Atlanta and Chicago markets.

WOW! Prepares to Support Its Markets in Anticipation of Active 2021 Hurricane Season

Englewood, Colo. – May 25, 2021 WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone (NYSE: WOW), a leading broadband services provider, today announced the company is preparing for the upcoming 2021 hurricane season by hardening its network, testing resiliency and updating crisis and business continuity plans in its southern markets. With reports of an increase in storm activity this year, WOW! is working to ensure its emergency response teams are prepared to quickly address service interruptions that may result from storms.

WOW! Joins the FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit Program to Support Communities in Need of Internet Access During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Englewood, Colo. – May 12, 2021  WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone (NYSE: WOW), a leading broadband services provider, today announced the company’s participation in the Emergency Broadband Benefit program, the FCC’s initiative to help households across the country struggling to afford internet service during the pandemic. The program will allow eligible households to remain connected to services and resources they need for critical access to their jobs, healthcare information and remote education.

WOW! Continues Commitment to Reducing Carbon Footprint Through Sustainability Initiatives

Englewood, Colo. – April 22, 2021 WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone (NYSE: WOW), a leading broadband services provider, today, Earth Day, announced its continued commitment to supporting the environment through technological and operational improvements that have a direct impact on reducing WOW!’s carbon footprint.

NuLink, Powered by WOW! Internet, Restores Services for More Than 90% of Newnan Customers

Newnan, Ga. – April 1, 2021 WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone (NYSE: WOW), operating as NuLink in Newnan, Georgia, today announced more than 90 percent of its network is back online after sustaining significant damage from last week’s tornado.

NuLink, Powered by WOW! Internet, Begins to Rebuild its Network After Tornado Causes Significant Damage

Newnan, Ga. – March 31, 2021 WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone (NYSE: WOW), operating as NuLink in Newnan, Georgia, is taking swift action to repair damage caused to its network by last week’s tornado and at this time has restored all services to approximately one-third of the company’s customers.

ColoradoCIO ORBIE Awards Honors WOW!’s Bill Case as CIO of the Year

Englewood, Colo. – March 30, 2021 WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone (NYSE: WOW), a leading broadband services provider, today announced Bill Case, chief information officer at WOW! as the winner of ColoradoCIO’s 2021 CIO of the Year® ORBIE® Awards in the enterprise category.  

WOW! Business Announces Additional Support for Small Businesses During Pandemic

Englewood, Colo. – March 3, 2021 WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone (NYSE: WOW), a leading broadband services provider, today introduced Local Advantage, an advertising promotion offering new WOW! Business customers the opportunity to be included in WOW! Business commercials. This initiative helps WOW!’s small business customers gain exposure and reach potential customers, at no additional cost, particularly now while so many small businesses are struggling to stay in business during the COVID-19 pandemic.

WOW! Announces New Fiber Flex Data Service to Support Small, Mid-Sized Businesses

Englewood, Colo. – February 19, 2021 WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone (NYSE: WOW), a leading broadband services provider, announced its new Fiber Flex data service, an alternative, cost-efficient high-speed data service, is now available to support small and medium-sized businesses who have been disproportionately impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.    

WOW! Named Best and Brightest Company to Work For in the Nation for the Third Year in a Row and in Denver for the First Time

Englewood, Colo. – January 26, 2021 WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone (NYSE: WOW), WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone (NYSE: WOW), a leading broadband services provider, was named a 2020 Best and Brightest Company to Work For in the Nation® for the seventh time, and third consecutive year, by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR). Last year, the NABR added new regional programs, including one in Denver, and WOW!

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