WOW! cable television, also known as Wide Open West, is a provider of cable television, high-speed Internet and landline telephone services for some communities in the midwest and southeast. The company is the ninth largest cable television provider in the United States.
WOW! began business 1996 and is privately owned by Avista Capital Partners. At the start, it offered cable television services to users in Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. After acquiring Knology Incorporated in 2012, the company expanded its service area to include Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Florida. Customers in Kansas, South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa were also added to its service area.