Tokyo – Jupiter Telecommunications Co., Ltd. announced that the Fukuoka Cable Network Co., Ltd., one of the Group companies of J:COM will merge with Cable Vision 21 Inc., a subsidiary company of J:COM as of September 1 2008. Both Fukuoka Cable Network Co., Ltd. and Cable Vision 21 Inc. have been providing quad-play services including cable television, high-speed internet access, fixed-line and mobile telephony services to customers in the Kyushu service area region under the J:COM brand. Fukuoka Cable Network Co., Ltd, whose trade name will be changed to J:COM Fukuoka Co., Ltd, will become the majority operating company and a consolidated subsidiary company of J:COM. The merger will create the largest cable TV company in the Kyushu area servicing approximately 167,000 subscribing households with approximately 730,000 serviceable households, or’homes passed.’