Cable board members quit over Comcast agreement
Published: November 8,2011
HATTIESBURG — Several longtime members of the Hattiesburg Cable Advisory Board have resigned over a new franchise agreement with Comcast Cable that one board member has called a “detriment to citizens.”
WDAM TV reports five of the 7 board members announced their resignations. They are chairman Ken Smith, Leon Pringle, Brown Miller, James Duncan and Jack Harris.
The board members are upset with the Hattiesburg City Council and the city administration over an agreement it signed with Comcast in August.
The board had opposed it and all five members who resigned said they only recently learned that the city council had voted on the new agreement.
The mayor and council will get together at a later date to discuss filling the vacant positions on the board.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- David Duval, former British Open winner, joins Sanderson Farms field
- Court rules against Greenwood councilwoman; must give up office
- NEW IN MADISON COUNTY — Mississippi Bio-Medical Business Collaboratory to be introduced Friday
- Alcorn president launches new customer service task force
- Cochran continues to reach out to African American voters
- Turner Grain’s bankruptcy will help consolidate lawsuits alleging breach of contract
- ‘Little Boogaloo’ Eden Brent happy singing the blues
- Hole-by-hole look at Sanderson Farms Championship course at CCJ
- Senators write letter over Waters of the United States proposal