CONWAY SPRINGS, Kansas -- Allegiance Communications provides cable, internet, and telephone services to more than 20 communities across Kansas.
Several towns were notified that the company will no longer be providing cable services.
Mayor Daniel Pettigrew said, he was disappointed after receiving a letter from Allegiance Communications.
The cable provider announced plans to dismantle two of their satellite dishes in Conway Springs.
The company cited that it's no longer financially viable to continue operations in a town with a population of 1,250 people.
"Because of a declining number of people that subscribe along with the change in technology," said Mayor Pettigrew. "The need to upgrade their facility is just cost prohibited."
Allegiance Communications sent a letter to customers saying, "This was not an easy decision for us, nor is it one that we came to hastily. The costs of doing business in Conway Springs can no longer be profitable."
Mayor Pettigrew said, the change in technology will likely hit senior citizens, who make up about 20% of the population.
"Our elderly people in town that have had cable forever," said Mayor Pettigrew. "It's easy to operate and it leaves them with very few options for their entertainment so to speak, as they get into their older years."
Mayor Pettigrew plans to provide a training program to help those who will be left without cable to transition to satellite services.
He tells KSN News that he doesn't blame Allegiance for doing what they had to do.
"I'm aware that a business has to be profitable or they go out of business," said Mayor Pettigrew. "If it's gotten to the point of needing new technology, but they can not provide services, that's the way of life."
The town's city clerk has been trying to reach the Southern Kansas Telephone company to see if they would be interested in providing cable service for the town.
The company has not expressed any interest yet.
Allegiance Communications will also be shutting down cable services in towns like, Chetopa, Sharon, and Harper.