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Hargray acquires Georgia-based Plantation Cablevision

Hargray has just added 4,000 new customers.

The Hilton Head Island-based cable company announced Tuesday the acquisition of Eatonton, Ga.-based Plantation Cablevision, the cable provider to resort communities surrounding Lake Oconee, Ga.

"I think (Plantation Cablevision) fits well with our company," said Mark Reinhardt, Hargray's director of integration.

The Georgia community is similar to other areas Hargray has a presence in, he added, and is a new area of expansion for the cable company.

Joel Hall, general manager of Plantation Cablevision, said in a news release that he and the rest of his team felt Hargray was "the best possible choice" for the local community.

Over the next year, Hargray will be investing heavily in Plantation Cablevision's network to provide products and services to its new customers. During that time, no changes will be made to existing services for Plantation Cablevision customers.

The acquisition boosts the presence of Hargray, which provides Internet, television and communications services to Beaufort, Jasper and Hampton counties in South Carolina and Chatham, Bulloch, Liberty and Tattnall counties in Georgia.

Reinhardt said the acquisition highlights the company's objective of expanding its current reach.

"We're always interested in new opportunities," primarily in South Carolina and Georgia, he added.

Follow reporter Ashley Fahey at twitter.com/IPBG_ashley.

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