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Monday, May 19, 2003


4 Wisconsin municipalities may invite in HBC to overbuild and compete with Charter

4 Wisconsin municipalities may invite in HBC to overbuild and compete with Charter

"Municipal officials of La Crosse, Onalaska, Holmen and West Salem - where Charter still charges $43.95 a month for expanded basic service - are talking to Hiawatha Broadband Communications Inc. of Winona, Minn., about competing with Charter in their communities."

Full article in the Winona Daily News.

None of these towns own their own municipal power utility, so they are not in a good position to "overbuild" Charter themselves. (Overbuilding is the term for building a second cable TV system in a town in competition with the existing cable company.)


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