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Spectrum Cable Bashing At Cortland Council And Tompkins Legislature Meetings

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One topic that came up at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting was the claim by some attending of terrible service from Spectrum cable.

The complaints concern the missing Fox channels, and the proposed deletion of the PBS station from Binghamton.

Laws have changed, the cable giants can pretty much have their way and they don’t worry about local operating agreements – you are welcome to consider the competition such as satellite service.

The local Spectrum office has been busy with customers swapping gear to lower the cost of service, even if it means fewer channel options.

Tuesday night at the Tompkins County Legislature, two resolutions were passed, asking Spectrum to reverse cuts there with copies to the FCC.

Lawmakers want Spectrum to restore an Elmira TV Station and WSKG from Binghamton.

The resolutions acknowledge that Spectrum doesn’t have to do anything, but hopes the company will reverse the cuts in the public interest.

In any event, residents asked what Tompkins County could do, and that’s about it.

Earlier, we told you of Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton’s letter-writing as she adds her effort.

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