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Re: Lowell Sun on ATT Comcast Cuts

That is not the reason and we both know it. We paying thru the nose for 
programming fees and for the failure of broadband to attract people to 
high speed.

The new Comcast assumed $23 billion in debt when they took over ATT. 
Local is one way to compete with the dishes and all this will do is 
drive more people away.

On Fri, 31 Jan 2003 2:08PM -0500, Dan Billings wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kevin Vahey" <k-vahey@attbi.com>
> To: "Boston Radio Mailing List" <bri@bostonradio.org>
> Sent: Friday, January 31, 2003 1:48 PM
> Subject: Lowell Sun on ATT Comcast Cuts
>>  Comcast laid off more people today in Cambridge and Allston.
>>  Digital Basic is now over $60
> Did you ever consider that one of the reasons that cable rates are so 
> high
> is because the company was providing a local news service that didn't 
> make
> money?  Or that rates were high because the prior ownership had more 
> people
> on the payroll than necessary?  It seems to me that you are trying to 
> have
> it both ways by complaining about rates and corporate cost cutting.
> -- Dan Billings, Bowdoinham, Maine