Changes to Cable Service to Come Over Next Few Months

Time Warner Cable has completed its purchase of Insight Communications, and changes to branding and service will begin over the next few months. Time Warner paid $3 billion for Insight and will absorb more than three quarters of a million Insight customers in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana. Time Warner will soon begin putting its name […]

Time Warner Buys Insight

Time Warner Cable has completed its¬†acquisition¬†of Insight Communications. The $3 billion deal moves Insight’s 760,000 customers in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio into Time Warner’s service. A press release from Time Warner says the company’s name will soon begin appearing on buildings, uniforms and mailings to customers. More information is coming soon.

Fischer Will Balance Budget With Department Savings, Insight Payment

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has unveiled a plan to fill the current budget deficit using a variety of department cuts and a settlement from Insight Communications. The city is facing a $12 million shortfall and officials have been clamoring to fill the hole without layoffs or cuts to services. The Fischer administration will use $6.8 […]

CIty Hopes to Sign New Contract With Insight Before Time Warner Sale

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s office hopes to sign a new contract with Insight Communications before the company is purchased by Time Warner Cable. The three billion dollar sale won approval from the FCC last week and could close at any time. But Insight is still in talks over its contract to operate in Louisville. The […]

FCC Approves Insight Sale, Time Warner Purchase Could Close Soon

The Federal Communications Commission has approved Time Warner Cable’s purchase of Insight Communications. In an order issued this week, the FCC declared that the potential benefits to service under the sale outweigh any possible public harm. The three billion dollar deal has already earned approval from the Federal Trade Commission, and an Insight spokesman says […]

Insight Service, Negotiations to Continue

Talks are progressing between Louisville Metro Government and Insight Communications. The two parties have been negotiating all year over a new contract that governs Insight’s operations. The city wants the cable provider to continue to giving free service to schools and government buildings, to continue giving free cable boxes to elderly and disabled customers and […]

Insight Rebukes City’s Attempt to Cancel Contract

Insight Communications says Metro Government has overreached in its threat to end the cable provider’s contract with the city. Insight’s franchise agreement expired last year, but the provisions have remained in effect as the mayor’s office has negotiated a new contract. After months of negotiations with no agreement, the mayor’s office announced last week it […]

Future of Insight Franchise Agreement Uncertain as Time Warner Acquisition Looms

There are still a number of details to work out in Time Warner Cable’s pending acquisition of Insight Communications. The sale was announced last week and a Time Warner spokesman says it’s too early to discuss possible changes to service. Many services can be regulated through franchise agreements, which cable operators sign with governments. Louisville’s […]

As Power Restoration Winds Down, Insight Monitors Cable Connections

Electricity has been restored for most Louisville residents, but several people found that when their lights came on, their Internet connections and cable television did not. Cable often follows the same path as power lines, and Louisville Gas and Electric has priority access to damaged connections and poles. “Typically, we are there on site when […]

Cable Service Could Change After Insight Sale

One month after an unsuccessful attempt to sell itself at auction, Insight Communications has a buyer. Time Warner Cable has agreed to purchase Insight for $3 billion. The deal will give Time Warner increased access to the Midwest by allowing them to absorb 750,000 customers in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio. It will create some redundancies […]