Cable One was founded in 1986 in Phoenix, Arizona. The original name was Post-Newsweek Cable, but was changed in 1997. The company is the 13th largest provider of internet services, broadband, television programming, and cell phone services in the U.S. The company serves more than 730,000 persons in 19 states at this time.
In April of 2014, Cable One removed 15 television channels that are owned by Viacom after failing to reach an agreement. The company replaced those channels with others provided by other networks including BBC America, Sprout, Sundance, IFC, Investigation Discovery, TV One, The Blaze, and National Geographic.
Cable One had annual revenue in 2014 of $814 million and employs more than 2,000 persons. The company is publicly traded on the NYSE under the ticker symbol: CABO.