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Glenville's cable conundrum

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The town of Glenville was right to hold off approving a new contract with Time Warner Cable last year after a resident showed how it had overcharged customers around $1.3 million. It did so by passing through to subscribers all of the franchise fee, rather than just the percentage allowed under the old contract. But the company claims that no matter what the old contract (which it inherited from a predecessor) said, federal law preempts ...

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October 17, 2012
9:56 a.m.

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Why don't we call the franchise fee what it really is? It is a tax levied by the Town of Glenville which we, the customers, have to pay via our cable bills. As far as passing through the entire amount....of course they do. Where are they supposed to get the money to pay for it? What we really need is some competition. One sole source provider of cable service is not working out so well for the pocketbook.