This Hour Has Three Years

Posted by Mitchell - December 1, 2004 (entry 260)

A resolution for CAN TV passed today's Chicago City Council hearing. It's a short term deal (it's still quite lengthy -- three years' time) and doesn't assure the long-term stability which was sought for, but at least it prevents the funding shortfall for the time being. Read all about it.

We'll have to keep on fighting, but we knew that anyway. And here's motivation: the number two media company on Earth not only played a big role in shaping this ordinance, it turns out that they were involved in lobbying to kill municipal broadband in Pennsylvania.

Clarification: What passed on December 1 was a resolution calling for a long-term solution. The short-term funding solution wasn't an ordinance, but a contract between Comcast and CAN TV. The previous ordinance was instead replaced with this resolution since Comcast and CAN TV got a short-term solution in place. Apologies for the error.

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