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City tries to get back on cable

By Sara McManamy-Johnson sjohnson@lebanondemocrat.com • Dec 17, 2015 at 6:18 PM

Lebanon’s Charter Cable customers may have noticed they can no longer find Lebanon’s City Council meetings on television.

According to Mayor Philip Craighead, the city became aware recently that the council meetings were no longer being aired.

He said at first city officials thought Charter had issues with the city interrupting their paid commercial spots, but he has since learned otherwise.

“It wasn’t a policy change that we kind of thought it was at first…It was because of their technology,” said Craighead.

He said Charter had recently changed some of their technology, so when the city “flipped the switch” to go live, Charter’s equipment could not receive the signal.

Craighead said he spoke with a Charter representative Wednesday to find out what options the city had.

“Charter gave us a couple of options, so we’re going to look at them first,” said Craighead, though he wasn’t ready to discuss the details yet.

He said he wants to resolve the issue somehow for the sake of government transparency.

“It would be beneficial for Lebanon and its citizens,” said Craighead.

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