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, formerly known as The CableSystem
until the 1990s, is a cable company located in Toledo, Ohio
Toledo is the fourth most populous city in the U.S. state of Ohio and is the county seat of Lucas County. Toledo is in northwest Ohio, on the western end of Lake Erie, and borders the State of Michigan...
and serves Northwest Ohio and parts of Southeast Michigan. Buckeye CableSystem is a full service cable company including TV, broadband
The term broadband refers to a telecommunications signal or device of greater bandwidth, in some sense, than another standard or usual signal or device . Different criteria for "broad" have been applied in different contexts and at different times...
, and home telephone services.
It is owned by Block Communications
Block Communications is a privately held holding company of various assets, mainly in the print and broadcast media, based in Toledo, Ohio. The company was founded in 1900 in New York City when Paul Block, a German immigrant who came to the United States fifteen years prior, formed an ad...
, alongside The Blade
The Blade is a daily newspaper in Toledo, Ohio, first published on December 19, 1835.- Overview :David Ross Locke gained national fame for the paper during the Civil War era by writing under the pen name Petroleum V. Nasby. Writing under the pen name, Locke wrote satires ranging on topics from...
Buckeye CableSystem also operates the cable system in Sandusky
Sandusky is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio and the county seat of Erie County. It is located in northern Ohio and is situated on the shores of Lake Erie, almost exactly half-way between Toledo to the west and Cleveland to the east....
and Erie County
As of the census of 2000, there were 79,551 people, 31,727 households, and 21,764 families residing in the county. The population density was 312 people per square mile . There were 35,909 housing units at an average density of 141 per square mile...
in North Central Ohio, which was formerly known as Erie County Cablevision.
Buckeye CableSystem also originates two cable-only channels, Toledo's CW Network
The CW Television Network is a television network in the United States launched at the beginning of the 2006–2007 television season. It is a joint venture between CBS Corporation, the former owners of United Paramount Network , and Time Warner's Warner Bros., former majority owner of The WB...
WT05 is the flagship television station of Block Communications, which also owns the Toledo Blade and Buckeye CableSystem. It is the CW's Northwest Ohio affiliate....
and a regional sports network Buckeye CableSystem Sports Network (BCSN).
- Buckeye Digital—Digital TV service, including Video-on-Demand, DVR, and HD along with standard digital channels.
- Buckeye Access—Dial-up internet service.
- Buckeye Express—High-speed broadband service, in six different speeds (800 Kbit/s Down 100 Kbits/s Up, 4 Mbit/s Down 1 Mbit/s Up, 10 Mbit/s Down 1 Mbit/s Up, 20 Mbit/s Down 1.5 Mbit/s Up, 30 Mbit/s Down 2 Mbit/s up speeds and 50 Mbit/s Down 3 Mbit/s Up)
- Buckeye Express Wireless—Wireless high-speed broadband hotspot service, available at various restaurants and libraries throughout the Toledo area; access is free for subscribers and available to all others for a fee. Toledo-area Burger King
Burger King, often abbreviated as BK, is a global chain of hamburger fast food restaurants headquartered in unincorporated Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. The company began in 1953 as Insta-Burger King, a Jacksonville, Florida-based restaurant chain...
s are also Buckeye hotspots, although these are free to subscribers and non-subscribers alike.
- Buckeye Phone—Digital home telephone service, using a hybrid VoIP.
- WT05 Toledo's CW
- Buckeye CableSystem Sports Network