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Many people are critical on the local cable provider, TCI. Complaints range from
poor service, high rates and few channels. The city has been not been very aggressive in negotiating a contract with the company nor has TCI shown much interest in offering the new and innovative services it plans for other cities. Other cities such as Palo Alto and San Carlos have been much more innovative in their plans for telecommunication technology. This is surprising given the strong financial and media business in the city.
| Articles & Organizations
TCI chief links quality with regulated rates - Oct. 6, Mercury News for what TCI thinks of the city.
TCI may face competition from cities -
Can San Bruno lead its neighbors through the proper channels?
By Louis Trager, San Francisco Examiner, May 18, 1997
City of Palo Alto's Telecommunication Strategy Study, info
Keep Community Cable Coalition - dedicated to preservation of community control over cable
television in Palo Alto, CA
Summary of Telecommunications Act
implications for local governments by Brian Moura, Assistant City
Manager, San Carlos, California.
The League of California Cities Model Telecommunications Policy
Reed Hundt's Speech to the U.S. Conference of Mayors - January 18, 1997, to the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C
Committee on Democratic Communications - defending low power radio agains the FCC
ABAG Telecom Page - a good place to start
Hotlinks! - by Neil J. Lehto
Telecommunications Information - at states.org
Zpub's Local Media - newspapers, radio, tv
:Government Technology Policy - at yahoo
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