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Adelphia Alternatives

Discussion in 'Community Broadband & Computers' started by googler, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. Dawne

    Dawne HOA Sec/Treas, Tech Comm

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    Isn't the current Verizon petition before Loudoun County to allow them to come in and offer TV and cable broadband over existing cable tv cabling?
     
  2. flynnibus

    flynnibus Well-Known Member Forum Staff

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    its about getting a cable franchise.. but not over existing cable.. its about being able to offer TV on their FIOS product.
     
  3. msflynn

    msflynn New Member

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    here is the news release from the county about this


    Board of Supervisors Approves Cable TV Franchise Agreement with Verizon

    The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has approved a cable television
    franchise agreement with Verizon Virginia, Inc. The agreement allows
    the
    company to provide cable television services to residents along with
    the
    broadband services and telephone service it already has the authority
    to
    provide. The franchise agreement applies to areas outside the
    incorporated towns in the county.

    The Board's approval of the franchise agreement creates the first
    countywide competition among cable providers. The county is currently
    in
    negotiations with Adelphia to renew its cable television franchise
    agreement.

    Under the franchise agreement with Verizon, the company will provide
    the
    county with $100,000 upfront and $1 per subscriber per month for the
    15-year term of the agreement. The money will be used toward funding
    public, educational and government channels and an institutional
    network.

    Verizon's initial service area, which will be built out within the
    first
    four years of the agreement, includes areas served by its existing
    Leesburg, Sterling, Ashburn and Arcola call centers. Verizon is to
    begin
    serving western Loudoun within seven years.

    The Board also agreed that the county's Cable TV & Open Video System
    Commission will receive complaints that might arise from Verizon's
    construction and administration of its cable television system and will
    work with Verizon to resolve any such issues.

    Staci
     

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