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Wednesday, May 21, 2003

 

City of Dalton, Georgia considers municipal utility's request for a franchise agreement to enter cable TV business

City of Dalton, Georgia considers municipal utility's request for a franchise agreement to enter cable TV business

Contrary to what opponents of municipal broadband systems often say, in most areas, municipal power authorities have to play by the same rules as private companies when they offer broadband services. That includes paying the electric department standard pole attachment fees (so the electric rate-payers don't subsidize the broadband department) and getting a city franchise agreement, which Dalton Utilities is currently doing.

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