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MEohME

@wideopenwest.com
reply to openbox9

Re: $500 installation fee should kill off any new subscribers

You can't hold a company to a franchise agreement or any contract when they have the write to end it. There are NEVER any requirements to offer service for X amount of years or $$$ involved if they pull out. The people will still have services available with other companies and Frontier is making sure they do with DirecTV. So it's a done deal in the end.

Frontier could also claim that the PUCs do NOT have right to dictate anything with cable as it is NOT a utility in the United States leaving the PUCs and the States open to a whole new ball game.


openbox9
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said by MEohME :

You can't hold a company to a franchise agreement or any contract when they have the write to end it.

I must be misunderstanding your post, because it all depends on the terms of the agreement. If a contact provides the "right" for either, out both parties to dissolve the agreement based of certain stipulations being met, then it certainly can be terminated. It happens quite frequently.


MEohME

@wideopenwest.com

I think you read it right. Any company can back out of any contract. That's how they work. There ALWAYS is a clause for that. Just in this fact. the orginal contract stated a certain uptake in customers- ALL VZ FiOS contracts have that clause. But nobody knows the hard numbers on ANYTHING VZ does as far as that. But in all; Frontier can back out regardless due to the fact that area and all areas can NOT hold Frontier to providing services if they chooose to end service. The same goes for them offering phone service in any state. There always is a clause that states they can leave that area and only give a 90day notice.