they will not be able to kill the existing LUS network. They may be able to halt it expanding to other cities, but since its a state issue and the Louisiana State Court gave Lafayette the green light they wont be shut down anytime in the distant future. There is no executive order or congressional law that supersedes a state supreme court ruling... short of the US Supreme Court which would never hear a case regarding muni projects anyway.
Lastly, the cash cow is the internet. TV is passed off as an additional service with zero profit. TBO ..i dont really care if i get tv or not ... with these speeds i can watch whatever i want on the net anyway.
Oh ..they are adding more channels next month ... the fox sports networks apparently.
LUS recently got into the national cable buying coop. That will change the pricing issue and reduce their outlay in that dimension by about 20% over time. (It'll take two years for all the old contracts to roll over.)