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Industry Telecommunications
Founded 1998
Headquarters Millersville, MD [1]
Products Cable television, Broadband internet, VoIP
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Broadstripe is a telecommunications and cable brand of Anne Arundel Broadband. Anne Arundel Broadband is headquartered in Millersville, Maryland.[2] Serving communities in Maryland, Broadstripe provides both residential and business customers with entertainment and communications products including digital cable, home phone and broadband internet services.


  • History 1
    • Bankruptcy 1.1
    • Sale of Systems 1.2
  • Services 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


In 1998, John Brooks, co-founder of Brooks Fiber Media, along with former

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External links

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  3. ^ Thimangu, Patrick L. (25 November 2007). "Shreffler boosts Broadstripe with $125 million acquisition". 
  4. ^ Louis, St. (1 October 2007). "Millennium changes name to Broadstripe". 
  5. ^ Louis, St. (29 August 2008). "Prilick new CEO of Broadstripe". 
  6. ^ Louis, St. (14 August 2009). "Bankrupt Broadstripe overhauls management, spends $20M on network". 
  7. ^ Volkmann, Kelsey (2 January 2009). "Broadstripe files Chapter 11". 
  8. ^ Bankruptcy Court of Delaware, Chapter 11, Case No. 09-10006 (CSS)
  9. ^ Rochelle, Bill (3 November 2010). "Boston Generating, Lehman, TerreStar: Bankruptcy". Bloomberg. 
  10. ^ Vargas, Harold (26 August 2011). "Broadstripe Communications exits cable business with sale to WaveDivision And WideOpenWest". Screen Digest i. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  11. ^ "Broadstripe News". 13 January 2012. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 


  • Digital Cable, which includes commercial-free music channels, pay-per-view movies and television shows, premium and High-Definition (HD) channels.
  • Internet, offering two levels of service—a low speed "up to" 1 Mbit/s and a higher speed version, claiming up to 15 Mbit/s. They only guarantee 6Mbit/s, however for their high-speed offering.
  • VoIP Phone Service

Broadstripe offers the following services:


On August 26, 2011 Broadstripe announced the sale of its Michigan cable system to Wide Open West. On the same date it announced the sale of its Oregon and Washington cable systems to WaveDivision's Wave Broadband unit. Its Maryland system was sold to Anne Arundel Broadband, and will be operated under the Broadstripe name by former Broadstripe Management. These sales closed on January 13, 2012.[10][11]

Sale of Systems

In February 2010, the company launched a 60-day, money-back guarantee program offering both new and existing residential customers 60 days to test new services from the cable provider’s offerings. According to the company, if the customer is not satisfied or has issues, Broadstripe will pay for the subscriber to restore service with their old provider.

The company has reported a $2.63 million net loss in September, 2010 on revenue of $7.68 billion. Depreciation and amortization for the month totaled $2.2 million. Also, Broadstripe was authorized in October to adopt a bonus program for 12 executives that may cost as much as $446,000. To qualify, the cable system for which the employees work must be sold.[9]

On January 2, 2009, Broadstripe filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in St. Louis, MO.[7] Growing mostly via acquisition, efforts to increase margins were unsatisfactory due to increased competition from satellite providers, and two land-line based competitors in Maryland. In an effort to reduce debt, management attempted to sell parts of the company to competitors, but was unsuccessful.[8]


Broadstripe spent nearly $20 million upgrading its network and overhauling customer care operations. [6],St. Louis Business Journal According to an August 2009 article in the [5]

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