* Cox promotes Doris to GM of Cleveland system
By Mike Robuck
Cox Communications announced that Anne Doris was promoted to VP and GM of the company’s Cleveland operation. Doris will manage all operations of Cox’s Cleveland system, which includes 160 employees and serves more than 73,000 customers. Prior to her promotion, Doris was VP and system manager for Cox in southern Arizona.
* AT&T completes acquisition of wireless company
By Brian Santo
AT&T has wrapped up its $2.8 billion acquisition of Dobson Communications, a provider of wireless communications services under the Cellular One brand. With the acquisition, AT&T picks up nearly 1.7 million Dobson subscribers.
The merger also extends AT&T’s wireless network coverage into a number of primarily rural areas in Alaska, Arizona, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.