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ACTION ALERT: New Franchise Agreement Introduces New Video Programming Technology for New Yorkers
Email Alert! Subject: NY Technology Alert
By Adam Brandon on November 01, 2005
It’s critical that you contact the New York Public Service Commission today and urge them to confirm the Massapequa Park franchise agreement that allows new providers to compete with local cable video providers. Technology is rapidly changing and offering consumers the benefits of increased choice and competition in video programming as well as new and innovative products. Massapequa Park was the first community in New York to approve a new franchise agreement that promotes competition; confirming this franchise agreement is an important first step for both Massapequa Park and all New Yorkers that will usher in the next generation of technology and competition in cable TV services.
Massapequa Park recently approved a franchise for a new provider that will introduce a new technology for video programming: high-speed broadband networks that can provide video, data, and voice services. This new technology allows users access to hundreds more channels than traditional cable providers as well as telephone and Internet service.
The new franchise agreement in Massapequa Park is an important first step toward modernizing the video programming market and encouraging economic growth through network investment and healthy competition. As technology changes and new providers enter the market, it is important that regulatory structures continue to encourage the avalibility of these innovations for the benefit of consumers. Internet, phone, and possibly even some power companies are waiting in the wings to offer TV programming with exciting new technologies that are as good or better than those currently used by cable.
Take action today! Contact the New York Public Service Commission by using our automatic email service and urge them to confirm Massapequa Park’s franchise and open the door to new video programming technologies. Let them know that you want to be able to “choose your cable” and reap the benefits of competition: more choices…better service… lower prices!