Yet Another City Moves To Block Comcast From Taking Over Their TWC Service
Comcast’s plans to buy Time Warner Cable are obviously heavily under review at the federal level, and states are reviewing the merger plans with a gimlet eye as well. But thanks to the quirks of the way cable agreements developed, the cities that cable companies serve have the power to allow or block new companies from coming in and taking over. And a city in Kentucky this week became the latest potentially to throw a wrench in the grand Comcast/Time Warner Cable/Charter plan by doing just that.
The central Kentucky city of Danville this week took action to prevent the transfer of their cable from TWC to Comcast, according to local media.