Time Warner Cable has “crie[d] foul” over a proposed franchise agreement between the city of Lincoln, Nebraska and Windstream that would force TWC to face competition for TV customers, the Lincoln Journal Star reported Wednesday.
“The city isn’t playing fair with the proposed cable franchise agreement with Windstream, according to its sole cable provider Time Warner,” the paper reported. TWC lawyer Bill Austin said during a public hearing on Monday that the Windstream franchise violates a requirement in Time Warner’s franchise agreement that new franchises may not be “more favorable or less burdensome when taken as a whole” the report said.
“Austin listed several specific areas where Windstream is getting a better deal, including public access capital needs, the public access studio requirements, the government education grant, and service area requirements,” the Journal Star wrote.
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