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Downingtown, PA
·Verizon FiOS
reply to Mr Matt

Re: Do your homework

There are a couple of problems if you read the article. At least some of the work is being done in the "right of way".

"Any time work is being done in the right-of-way there are going to be unintended consequences," said Andrew Johnson, spokesman for Comcast.

I can't say for FL but in PA your property ends at the right-of-way. It is not an easement. It's not your property.

As for your local officials, it also states:

"The state Legislature removed cities' powers to negotiate TV service franchises in 2006 when it passed the Digital Infrastructure and Cable Competition Act. That power was given to the state to streamline the deployment of new video technology. In the process, cities lost some leverage in dealing directly with cable TV and telephone companies.

"The utility companies have fairly broad rights to put what they want there," said Eric McHenry, the city's chief technology officer."

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