Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox and Cablevision led cable's consolidation charge

Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA), Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC), Cox and Cablevision (NYSE: CVC) may be known today as the top five U.S. cable operators, but like the wireline telco industry they achieved their dominant positions by purchasing a number of smaller, regional operators, including major providers like Optimum West and wholesale provider Duke Net.

FierceCable takes a look back at the consolidation of this market in its latest feature, 10 years of consolidation in cable: The rise of Comcast, TWC, Charter, Cox and Cablevision. In addition to looking at the bevy of deals that took place during the last decade, the report also looks at some of the mishaps like Comcast's failed bid to acquire Time Warner Cable as well as pending deals like Charter's bid to acquire TWC and Bright House Networks.

If you want to take a look back at the rapid consolidation of the cable industry, take a look at FierceCable's new feature. 

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