The St. Gallen municipality of Uznach, Switzerland, has agreed to see its fibre-optic cable network to UPC Cablecom.

It is the latest municipality to agree to see to the private sector.

UPC has run the network on behalf of St. Gallen for a number of years.

The move is effective from January 1, 2015.

“We would like to thank the uznachcable cooperative for the successful and mutually rewarding cooperation over the years. We are delighted that, as of 1 January 2015, the some 2,400 subscribers in Uznach will be able to benefit from all of our innovative products and services and have secured themselves access to the future of telecommunications and entertainment,” said Ivan Nash Vila, CFO at upc cablecom.

The current package includes 65 digital television channels, 40 in guaranteed HD, more than 170 digital radio stations, and a 2Mbps internet connection including a free modem.

The uznachcable cooperative will now be dissolved after more than 40 years.