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Town Hall Style Forum To Address Breaking Cable Monopoly

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A town hall meeting has been scheduled for Thursday evening to address Time Warner Cable’s dominance in the Capital Region.

Elected officials will join community and union members for a public forum at 6 at Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity, 316 Congress St., Troy, to discuss breaking what activists call a cable monopoly across the area.  Patrica Cumo:

"The reason that we would like people to attend is to bring attention to the fact that we don't have competition within urban areas for high-speed internet."

Cumo and others are calling upon the Public Service Commission to protect consumers and jobs over cable company profits.

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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