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Throwback: Delta Cablevision's new building

A pioneer of the Canadian cable industry, Thomas established Delta Cable Communications Ltd. in 1966
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The new Delta Cablevision building under construction 50 years ago.

Let’s go back to January of 1972 when the new Delta Cablevision building on Ladner Trunk Road was under construction.

Pictured is company owner Stan Thomas discussing the progress with building foreman Bill Farnell, who said the building was tentatively set to open in early March of that year.

The new facility was to contain a studio and a control room, providing Delta residents with local news and programming. It ended up opening in mid-August of that year.

EastLink took over ownership of Delta Cable in 2007, just a few months after the founding Thomas family sold the company to Persona. Persona was then acquired by Bragg Communications, which operated EastLink.

In 2018, Delta Cable customers were notified they would no longer be able to pay their bills or deal with a service issue in-person at the company’s Ladner Trunk Road office.

Last fall, Eastlink celebrated the re-opening of the retail location.

Eastlink said it has invested more than $60 million in Delta over the past several years to bring advanced internet, TV and business services to the area.