Taking a Hammer to Comcast

Posted on October 10, 2007 - 6:49pm.

from: Potomac News

Taking a Hammer to Comcast

Shaw was arrested for disorderly conduct after she took a hammer to several items in the office — all the while saying, “Have I got your attention now?”
From Potomac News, October 5, 2007

( categories: Comcast )

MI: Adrian, Michigan Files Complaint Against Comcast

Posted on September 27, 2007 - 7:02am.

from: Blogging Broadband

Adrian, Michigan Files Complaint Against Comcast

It’s been almost nine months since Michigan’s “Uniform Video Services Local Franchise Act” became effective. The third complaint under that new law was filed by the City of Adrian, Michigan late last week.

Although anxiety has been building for some time over the positions being taken by Comcast, Adrian’s complaint was the first to be filed under the new law against the nation’s dominant cable company. According to the pleading, Comcast’s actions violated at least two sections of the new statute. First, Comcast allegedly represented to the Michigan Public Service Commission that the City had taken no action on the company’s Uniform Franchise application in the first 30 days, and, therefore, that the Uniform Franchise had been approved by operation of law. According to the City, however, a finding had been made that Comcast’s application was incomplete — Comcast simply ignored the conclusion and represented the matter differently to the MPSC.

( categories: Comcast | MICHIGAN | State Franchises )

IN: Public access unplugged

Posted on September 23, 2007 - 9:53am.

from: Post Tribune

Public access unplugged
September 22, 2007

By Andy Grimm Post-Tribune staff writer
Public access channels across Northwest Indiana may go dark later this month as local leaders look for a way to extend the 20-plus season run of local, low production-value programming.

For more than two decades, cable TV subscribers have had a slate of locally-produced shows that spanned the gamut from high-minded (town council meetings and local political commentary) to lowbrow (pop culture phenomena such as "Jackass").

( categories: Comcast | INDIANA | State Franchises )

PA: Public Access TV Coming To Philadelphia

Posted on September 19, 2007 - 8:38am.

from: The Bulletin

Public Access TV Coming To Philadelphia

By: Jenny DeHuff, The Bulletin

Philadelphia - With combined efforts from Comcast Corporation and the Philadelphia Community Access Coalition (PCAC), public access television is one step closer to staking a claim in the airwaves.

( categories: Comcast | PENNSYLVANIA )

IN: Comcast facing protests for Closing Access Studios

Posted on September 8, 2007 - 11:22am.

from: Post Tribune

Comcast facing protests

September 8, 2007
By Carrie Napoleon Post-Tribune correspondent

Seven producers from Comcast's public access Channel 21 have formed the United Producers for Public Access to speak out against the telecom giant's decision to close its public-access studios in Hammond and Portage, as well as some of its bill payment centers.

( categories: Comcast | INDIANA | State Franchises )

Comcast Paid $100,000 for Lobbying

Posted on September 1, 2007 - 8:20am.

from: Forbes

Associated Press
Comcast Paid Lobbying Form $100,000
Associated Press 08.31.07, 4:24 PM

Comcast Corp., the nation's largest cable TV operator, paid Arent Fox PLLC $100,000 to lobby the federal government in the first half of 2007.

The firm lobbied the House of Representatives on issues affecting the cable industry, including rules on franchising and network neutrality. Arent Fox disclosed its work for Comcast (nasdaq: CMCSA - news - people ) in a form posted online Aug. 14 by the Senate's public records office.

( categories: Comcast )

AL: City opposes deregulating Comcast

Posted on August 23, 2007 - 7:24am.

from: Tuscaloosa News

City opposes deregulating Comcast

By Robert DeWitt
Staff Writer
Published Wednesday, August 22, 2007

TUSCALOOSA | The city of Tuscaloosa is opposing an attempt by Comcast Cable to end city regulation of basic cable rates.

Tuesday the Tuscaloosa City Council voted unanimously to authorize the city’s legal departments to file comments with the Federal Communications Commission opposing Comcast’s request for relief from regulation.

( categories: Comcast )

MI: Comcast Cuts Free Drops

Posted on August 13, 2007 - 6:23pm.

Note: The wonderful fallout of 'more competition' and 'consumer friendly' bills.

from: Multichannel News

Comcast Cuts Free Drops

(Multichannel News) _ Local Michigan governments are publicly criticizing cable operators there for taking advantage of a state law, for instance, cutting most of its free cable services to firehouses and police stations.

( categories: Comcast | MICHIGAN | State Franchises )

MI: Detroit, Comcast spar over fee

Posted on August 9, 2007 - 7:15am.

from: Crains Detroit

Detroit, Comcast spar over fee
By Amy Lane
3:01 am, August 6, 2007

LANSING — A dispute between the city of Detroit and Comcast Corp. is driving legislation that would strengthen cities' ability to require certain fees from providers of cable TV and similar video services.

( categories: Comcast | MICHIGAN | State Franchises )

NJ: City Finds Promise of Cable Competition Lacking

Posted on July 11, 2007 - 7:00am.


Vineland denies Comcast
Wednesday, July 11, 2007

VINELAND -- City council voted to deny Comcast's application to renew their 15-year contract with the city during its regular meeting Tuesday night.

Comcast of South Jersey LLC, Vineland's only cable provider, has had a 15-year contract with Vineland giving the company franchise in the city.

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