Wave Broadband (stylized as wave) is an American provider of residential, business, and enterprise class cable TV, broadband internet, and telephone services to around 455,000 customers in Washington, Oregon, and California. Wave provides services via their own fiber-optic network and has approximately 1,300+ employees.
The company was founded by its current CEO, Steve Weed, in 2003, by purchasing cable systems owned by Northland Communications, Cedar Communications, and Charter Communications in Washington and Oregon. It was expanded by acquiring other, some distressed, cable, telecommunications, and broadband companies.
On May 22, 2017 it was announced that Wave was to be acquired by TPG Capital for $2.36 billion. Wave Broadband will be combined with other cable/internet companies controlled by TPG Capital, RCN and Grande. RCN provides similar services as Wave along the East Coast and in Chicago; Grande operates throughout Texas. Wave is expected to continue to operate under its brand after the merger is complete. The acquisition of Wave by TPG was completed on January 24, 2018.
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