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Just recieved this information:


D.C. Residents Closer to Much-Deserved Cable TV Choice



D.C. Council Takes ‘Bold Step Forward’ in Approving Franchise Legislation; Verizon to Offer Its Award-Winning FiOS TV Service


Throughout District Within Nine Years; First Residents Will be able to Order Service Within a Year




WASHINGTON – The Council of the District of Columbia today unanimously approved, with one abstention, legislation authorizing Verizon Washington DC to offer its all-fiber-optic FiOS TV service to District residents. As part of the 15-year cable franchise included in the legislation, Verizon will make FiOS TV available throughout the District over the next nine years. The legislation now moves to Mayor Adrian M. Fenty for his signature into law. The following response should be attributed to William R. Roberts, Verizon regional president for Maryland and Washington, D.C.:




"The D.C. Council today has taken a bold step forward for residents who deserve more choice in who provides their pay-TV service. And Verizon is eager to begin offering District residents FiOS TV, an award-winning, superior alternative to their current cable TV service, with more high-definition channels and innovative interactive features cable companies don’t provide.




"In reviewing the franchise legislation, the Committee on Public Services and Consumer Affairs, under the leadership of Committee Chair Mary Cheh, received testimony from dozens of District residents who called for more cable competition. We salute the committee’s thorough examination.




"We thank Mayor Fenty and his administration for their continued support throughout this process, and we urge the mayor to sign this legislation quickly so that Verizon can start bringing the many benefits of cable TV choice to District residents in 2009."

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This is great news!
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first place we need to bring this to is the WHITE HOUSE so there will no longer be any issues with the President communicating clearly with the people!
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@Techman28 wrote:
first place we need to bring this to is the WHITE HOUSE so there will no longer be any issues with the President communicating clearly with the people!
Well with Bush getting the boot, I dont think there will be a "communicating clearly" issue any more. But I will miss him saying  "The Googles"and "the Internets". HAHA good times. 


Message Edited by TimSykes on 12-17-2008 10:01 AM
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