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Legislature Opposes Charter/Spectrum Programming Changes

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

In two separate resolutions, both approved without dissent (Legislator Glenn Morey was excused), the Legislature asked Charter Communications/Spectrum and the Federal Communications Commission to restore WENY-TV to its basic cable package in Tompkins County, and Charter/Spectrum to continue public television station WSKG as part of the basic cable tier. Both resolutions point out that FCC rules do not prohibit Spectrum from continuing to offer the stations as part of the basic lineup, that providing those channels would constitute a public service, and be in the public interest of the people of Tompkins County, and that numerous residents of Tompkins County have communicated their anger at Spectrum’s decision and asked County officials to speak up on their behalf.