New cable company could be coming to the Med-city

New cable company could be coming to the Med-city

Posted: Tue Sep 25 05:10:01 PDT 2018
Updated: Wed Sep 26 15:25:22 PDT 2018

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we're learning more about a new cable? internet provider that may be coming to rochester. we first told you about the company metro?net filing a franchise application with the city over the weekend and now kimt news three's deedee stiepan is digging deeper into what it could mean for consumers. she joins us in studio with more. this is something a lot of people in rochester have been wanting for a long time. right now ? charter is the only option for (most rochester residents. but metronet may become another. council member michael wojcik tells me they offer an all fiber network that could be a cheaper option that what's currently available. he was among the council members that recently brought forward an action that makes it easier to bring competing broadband into the city ? something he says a lot of people should "if you're like me you see a lack of competition for broadband and cable television in the city of rochester, not everyone agrees with it, however this company would be providing another option and generally speaking as you get more competition in a city both pricing and service improves." as far as how soon this could be a reality ? wojcik tells me that current cable fanchising laws make it a complicated process so if metronet chooses to proceed it could be one to two years before people . something i'm sure we'll be following ? thank you deedee. charter communication s has been serving rochester for sixty years and is hosting a celebratory open house and hiring event today from 1?4.
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