Cable Choice and Competition Act

Paul Hopfgarten
Sun Jun 10 13:02:48 EDT 2007

OK, now you've hit below the belt (as a "local politician" that was on local
access cable for over a decade from 1993-2006.....)

Seriously, you might be surprised how many people actually watch the Tuesday
Night Council meetings here in Derry. During my tenure as a Town Councilor,
I can't tell you how many times strangers would walk up to me thanking me
for my service on the Council and saying the watch the Council meetings
(either live or replay).

I have to come down on the side of being a staunch supporter of Local Public
Access Cable...

-Paul Hopfgarten
Derry NH
(Derry ZBA 93-96; Town Council 1996-2005; Charter Commission 2006...all on
local access cable)
PS: Also a 2nd term NH State Rep...wishes Ch 11/NHPTV would broadcast

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of
Dan Billings
Sent: Sunday, June 10, 2007 11:49 AM
To: radiotony;
Subject: Re: Cable Choice and Competition Act

How many people actually watch public access stations?  Does the service 
really justify the mandatory tax paid by all cable subscribers?

I think the whole system is driven by the ego of local politicians who like 
to be on TV.

-- Dan Billings, Bowdoinham, Maine

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