Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The Chattanooga cable wars

Comcast just sued the Electric Power Board (EPB) again over their plans for a new fiber optic network that could offer an alternative cable tv solution to Chattanooga residents by the end of 2008. According to Comcast "Our intention is to ensure that EPB complies with the Tennessee Cable Act and that Comcast be allowed to compete in a fair environment. Due to this pending litigation, we cannot comment further." Say what?

As far as I know, Comcast has a big monopoly and is not competing with anybody at this time.

I hope EPB continues to pursue this issue and maybe they'll give us better service, more choices, a fairer price and ideally some better tv ads too. It is quite sad that a media company like Comcast currently has some of the worst tv ads in town.

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