Archive for Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Simons inducted into Cable TV Pioneers

April 13, 2005

Dolph Simons Jr. has been named a cable television pioneer, 36 years after his Lawrence-based company first ventured into the industry.

Simons, chairman of The World Company of Lawrence, was inducted last weekend into the Cable TV Pioneers, a group dedicated to preserving the history of cable television.

The recognition came in conjunction with a National Cable & Telecommunications Assn. meeting in San Francisco.

The World Company owns Sunflower Broadband, which started in 1969 as Sunflower Cablevision and today provides cable television, Internet and telephone services in Lawrence, Tonganoxie, Basehor and other area communities. The World Company also owns the Journal-World, as well as several weekly newspapers in the area, including The Mirror newspaper of Tonganoxie and the Basehor Sentinel.

"It pleases me that the company is recognized for its pioneering years in cable, and that we offer supporting services that continue to be at the forefront of the industry," Simons said.

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