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    New York City will be holding five (5) public hearings, one in each Borough, to solicit comments from subscribers regarding the NYC Cable TV Franchise Renewal of Time Warner Cable, in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island and Cablevision, in the Bronx and Brooklyn. Hearings will take place from 3pm-7pm on the following dates and sites with informative websites. Written and/or oral comments may be presented at the hearing or to NYC DoITT by submitting comments here.

    Bronx
    Date: January 17, 2008
    Hostos Community College - Repertory Theater
    The East Academic Complex Building
    450 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York 10451
    3:00pm-7:00pm
    For further information go to: http://www.hostos.cuny.edu/directory...irections.html

    Queens
    Date: January 22, 2008
    LaGuardia Community College - Main Stage Theater, E-Building
    47th Avenue and Van Damn Street
    Long Island City, New York 11101
    3:00pm-7:00pm
    For further information go to: http://www.lagcc.cuny.edu/visit/

    Staten Island
    Date: January 24, 2008
    College of Staten Island - Williamson Theatre, Center for the Arts
    2800 Victory Boulevard
    Staten Island, New York 10314
    3:00pm-7:00pm
    For further information go to: http://www.csi.cuny.edu/catalog/unde...te/travel.html

    Brooklyn
    Date: January 31, 2008
    NYC College of Technology - Klitgord Auditorium
    Klitgord Auditorium Building
    285 Jay Street (at Tillary)
    Brooklyn, New York, 11201
    3:00pm-7:00pm
    For further information go to: http://www.citytech.cuny.edu/aboutus...ns/index.shtml

    Manhattan
    Date: February 7, 2008
    Borough of Manhattan Community College
    Richard Harris Terrace - Tribeca Performing Arts Center
    199 Chambers St. New York, New York 10007
    3:00pm-7:00pm
    For further information go to: http://www.bmcc.cuny.edu/about_bmcc/directions.html
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    Why is it in this day and age that Time Warner is allowed to have a MONOPOLY on Cable TV distribution in lower Manhattan?

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    Lower Manhattan doesn't suffer a monopoly alone. The City of NY is allowed to and has awarded territorially-exclusive cable franchises throughout the City:



    The City has a FAQ about some of the basics of this cozy system HERE.
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    Doesn't current technology allow for competition between cable providers within those distinct areas?

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    There's RCN, so they really don't have a strict monopoly. Oh, and satellite. Also, if Verizon gets its act together, the should be getting into the business.

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