Community Home Entertainment

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Community Home Entertainment
Private
Founded1983 (as a cable company, defunct 2007)
Headquarters
Bronx, New York City,
New York
,
United States
ProductsAnalog Cable
Digital Cable
High Speed Internet
Websitehttps://web.archive.org/web/20061130143939/http://chesma.com/

Community Home Entertainment (CHE) is a former American cable television company which began providing analog cable services to Bronx, New York in 1983[1] with most customers residing in Co-op City, Bronx. Since then they have grown rapidly extending their offerings to broadband Internet and digital cable services.

History[edit]

Co-op City[2] built-in TV cable network of the 35 buildings made set-top antennas unworkable when the state's largest Mitchell-Lama complex was built in the pre-cable 1960s, so each unit was connected by cable to a master antenna to receive broadcast TV channels free and in-house channels for a fee. CHE had only 16 employees dynamically servicing thousands of cable and high-speed Internet customers. CHE provided television services at affordable rates below the competition. Around 2004 the company launch digital cable service. Future plans were to include VOIP home calling, but that never happened. Cablevision purchased CHE in 2007, and agreed to spend $300,000 in building improvements to the cable infrastructure. Cablevision was purchased by Altice USA in 2015.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Linux Internet & Network Security Solutions
  2. ^ Co-op City, Bronx
  3. ^ Roberts, Jim (September 15, 1915). "Cablevision deal announced to sell company to European firm". Co-op City Times. 50 (37): 1–2.