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Friday, October 31, 2003


Illinois: After defeating muni broadband initiative, Comcast cuts service, raises prices

"Comcast rates are going up and service levels are going down, according to a notice sent this month to customers in Geneva and St. Charles."

"Jeannine Cowart, 65, of Geneva, was one of several residents to complain Thursday to Peter Collins, Geneva's information systems supervisor. 'The city has no control on a monopoly,' Collins said. He referred Cowart and other residents to Comcast."

Why am I not surprised?

Comcast fought a really nasty, deceitful campaign to block these towns from jointly building (along with Batavia) a municipal broadband system that would have offered an alternative to Comcast. See the Tri-City Broadband citizens' group's web site for more information on just how bad Comcast's campaign got.

Now Comcast is reaping it's reward, just as Tri-City Broadband members predicted.



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