City Passes Resolutions Calling for Enforcement of RCN's Obligations

Posted by Mitchell - February 13, 2004 (entry 149)

On Tuesday, February 10, 150 local residents attended a Chicago Cable Commission meeting to protest RCN's default on its payment obligations to CAN TV. At that meeting, The Commission passed two resolutions on this issue. The first resolution called for RCN to make immediate payment of the $215,000 due to CAN TV. For the resolution go to

The second resolution gave RCN a 10-day deadline to pay $19,000 that is due the City of Chicago and to correct violations in its required construction schedule in cable area 2 where RCN has built 4 miles of a 676 mile cable system. The Commissioner of Consumer Services noted that if RCN does not comply it can be fined $750 per day or the City can proceed against an RCN bond and letter of credit. For the resolution go to

On February 11, 2004, 31st Ward Alderman Ray Suarez along with 36 other Aldermen sponsored a resolution calling for enforcement of the RCN contracts and a hearing on the matter before the City of Chicago Committee on Finance. For the resolution go to

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