Adelphia Communications Corporation, named after the Greek word Î±Î´ÎµÎ»Ï†Î¿Î¯ adelphoi "brothers", was a cable television company headquartered in Coudersport, Pennsylvania. Adelphia was the fifth largest cable company in the United States before filing for bankruptcy in 2002 as a result of internal corruption. Adelphia was founded in 1952 by John Rigas in the town of Coudersport, which remained the company's headquarters until it was moved to Greenwood Village, Colorado, shortly after filing for bankruptcy.
The majority of Adelphia's revenue-generating assets were officially acquired by Time Warner Cable and Comcast on July 31, 2006. LFC, an internet-based real estate marketing firm, auctioned off the remaining Adelphia real estate assets.
As a result of this acquisition, Adelphia no longer exists as a cable provider. Adelphia's long-distance telephone business with 110,000 customers in 27 states was sold to Pioneer Telephone for about $1.2 million.
Upon divesting its cable assets, Adelphia retained a skeleton crew of 275 employees to handle remaining bankruptcy issues. It still exists as a corporate entity, continuing largely to settle ongoing financial obligations and litigation claims, as well as to consummate settlements with the SEC and the U.S. Attorney.