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Support for City-owned Cable is increasing, survey indicates

"Read More" click below gives more on Glasgow Cable and new interest in public owner ship of basic utilities

At 11:39 a.m., this morning, Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 25, 2004, a check of the ongoing survey "Should Columbia build a cable/fast internet/phone system (similar to Glasgow's)?" is showiing that more now feel that it's a swell idea.

The survey also indicates a decreasing opposition to the idea.

The tally stood at 81.36% in favor, only 6% against, and 8.47% don't care.

To learn more about the Glasgow system, click on this link: Glasgow Cable System

The idea of municipal ownership of basic utilities has gained interest in recent days, as Mayor Jerry Abramson has promoted the idea of the City of Louisville buying LG&E, the company which provides electricity in the City of Columbia.

Governor Ernie Fletcher has also shown interest in having the Commonwealth of Kentucky participate in the venture, should a purchase from the German owners become possible.

A link to a WKYT-News Channel 27 story on the subject is at this link: Mayor Abramson advocates public ownership of LG & E

If you haven't already done so, you are welcome to vote in the poll. The survey is located in the lower right hand column, this page.

Comments are welcome.

This story was posted on 2004-11-25 12:19:31
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