Bailey Cable TV, a company that serves over a dozen towns in Mississippi and Louisiana, suddenly shut down last week, according to WAFB.
Bailey Cable TV customers said they received a recorded message that the company had shuttered after losing services on November 30. Customers won’t be billed for December, according to the message sent to them by Bailey Cable TV.
When Cord Cutters News called one of the customer service lines, this message played before the line disconnected.
“As of November 30, 2023, Bailey Cable has closed its door. If you have lost your service, it will not be restored. There will be no billing for the month of dec. We thank you,” the message said.
There was no alternative method of communication given or the opportunity to leave a message.
Residents in the serviced areas said they didn’t receive any warning that the company was shutting down, but James Norsworthy, the mayor of Jackson, Louisiana said attorneys are looking into the cable company’s contracts to see if it was required to give notice of closure.
The company’s website doesn’t seem to have any message about the shutdown.
Bailey Cable TV joins a growing number of smaller cable TV companies shutting down their TV service. What is different here is that it went completely out of business instead of shifting to streaming or focusing on internet. This could significantly limit the options for internet and TV for the affected customers.