Wilco Electronic Systems, Inc. was founded in May 1977 by Will Daniel, and now bills itself as the largest privately owned African-American cable provider in the Philadelphia area.
For its first three years, the company focused on security systems and closed circuit television. In 1980, Wilco was granted a Home Box Office (“HBO”) franchise to market to multi-dwelling unit buildings, one of the first times such a franchise was given to a minority-owned firm in the country. Today the firm contracts out to the Philadelphia Housing Authority among other price-conscious “MDU” providers.
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