PA: A bad deal for cable customers

Posted on October 27, 2006 - 11:52am.

from: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A bad deal for cable customers

Verizon's plan for statewide franchising would leave many behind

Wednesday, October 25, 2006
By Joel Kelsey and Beth McConnell

The telephone giant that provides many Pennsylvania homes with a dial tone is rapidly working its way into the cable market, as traditional home phone lines go the way of the horse and buggy. Generally, this new competition in cable and telephone markets should help stabilize the ever- increasing bills that consumers pay every month.

( categories: PENNSYLVANIA | State Franchises )

PA: Cable legislation dodged, for now

Posted on October 21, 2006 - 9:55am.

from: Times Tribune

Cable legislation dodged, for now

State House and Senate cable franchising bills are “off the fast track,” but local municipalities still aren’t safe from losing franchise funds, a telecommunications lawyer said this week.

( categories: PENNSYLVANIA | State Franchises )

PA Video Franchise Stalled

Posted on October 3, 2006 - 7:15am.

from: Lancaster Online

Cable choice picture unclear
Bills that could have brought competition die in state Legislature. Some customers could have been cut out.

By Gil Smart
Sunday News

Published: Oct 01, 2006 12:05 AM EST

LANCASTER COUNTY, PA - State Sen. Gibson Armstrong said he probably gets more complaints about ever-rising cable rates than anything else.

Philly Still Waits for Public Access

Posted on June 7, 2006 - 9:31am.


Public Access Television
Live, from Philly, it's ... zip. Still.

Has it been only three years since Mayor Street's administration endorsed launching a public-access cable television station in Philadelphia?

And only two decades since the city's cable franchise law established the legal framework for a TV outlet for amateur broadcasters?

( categories: PENNSYLVANIA )
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