|reply to shapiro44 |
Re: [TWC] [TWC] wants wants to charge me $25,000
Using a 10 foot long and 4 foot wide piece of masonite
I finally put up a sign on my property easily viewable
from the road that reads:
TIME WARNER SUCKS
The white painted letters on the brownish masonite is
even more readable at nite.
Then I called 6 phone numbers at TWC and left voicemail
informing them what I've done, leaving them my name address
phone numbers to reach me. One guy at TWC actually answered
the phone, I retold him my story. First thing he said was
"that sucks". An hour later he stopped by my house in a TWC
truck, taking his own survey etc. I doubt anything will
come of it, but I can always hope. I told him that I aint
taking the sign down until I see spools in my neighborhood.
So, feel free to drive by (there's enough information in the
first post on the first page of this thread), then post
here, tell me how you enjoyed my artwork.
You should make more signs like
(sign # 1)
TIME WARNER WANTS TO
(sign # 2)
CHARGE ME $25000
(sign # 3)
TO EXTEND THEIR SERVICE
(sign # 4)
TO MY HOME
Not sure if this was asked earlier or not, but where you live, is there a "franchise authority" ?? It's usually a gov't (local or county) that oversees the cable companies.
|reply to shapiro44 |
Time Warner holds the franchise. I got a copy of the
cable agreement with my town. Its from 1985. It doesnt
address the issue of building everybody.
It gets renewed every 6 months with no changes.
(My town is not interested in changing it.)
There is a N.Y. State cable commission whom I called once, told them my story. They never got back to me.
Thanks for posting.
Looking up Highland, NY was a lot more fun than working!
With 1,000 dwelling units, Highland probably generates around $500k per year for TW, assuming they are all passed by cable. Looks like you've got a real uphill battle with few troops on your side.
Saint Petersburg, FL
I'm in the same boat as you are with a similar story. I live in NY between Amsterdam and Delanson, my zipcode is 12053. I contacted TWC with a construction request and they quoted me 6000 dollars for an extension of the feeder that is less than a half a mile away (0.43/mile). There are only 3 houses that cannot get cable (me included) in that small distance and only two of them want the service. According to the documentation I was sent in the mail by TWC they require 20 houses within 1 mile for them to be obligated to extend their lines for free. Me and my neighbor feel it's unacceptable to charge us 3000 bucks each to extend the feeder .43 of a mile especially since both of us want full service (digital cable, HSI, etc.).
Conclusion: TWC Sucks...
Sorry, but the price you got was rock bottom. You should take it before they change their mind.