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Sprint, Suddenlink Sign Cable Telecom Deal

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RESTON, VA. — Sprint Nextel

will provide telecommunications services for customers of Suddenlink Communications, a cable TV system operator.

Suddenlink has more than 80,000 customers in North Carolina, primarily around Rocky Mount and Greenville. The company is the eighth-largest cable TV provider in the country, with 1.4 million customers.

Some 30,000 Suddenlink customers already use cable-based telecommunications,as do 1,000 businesses.

Sprint has contracts with cable TV firms that reach more than 30 million homes.

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