Baja Buys N.M. Comcast Systems

Baja Broadband, in what appears to be its first deal since being acquired by TDS Telecom in August, has purchased two cable systems in New Mexico from Comcast for about $1.9 million.

Baja passes about 210,000 homes in Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Texas and Utah. The Comcast New Mexico systems – in Lovington and Socorro – are adjacent to other Baja properties in the state.

“We plan to perform a complete system rebuild to provide nationally competitive TV, phone and high speed Internet services for customers in both Lovington and Socorro,” said TDS Telecom and Baja Broadband vice president of cable operations Mark Barber in a statement. “We expect our new products to be head and shoulders above the local phone company and existing cable offerings.”

TDS purchased Baja Broadband in August for $267.5 million.