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Friday, July 13, 2001

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AT&T cable proposal to get hearing

AT&T Broadband has submitted a proposal for renewal of their license to provide cable TV service in Carlisle. The company's license comes up for renewal here on October 13. A copy of the complete proposal is now available in the Town Clerk's office for review by interested residents.

A public hearing on the AT&T proposal will be held in the Clark Room at Town Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 14. Input from townspeople will be welcome at that time.

In a formal request for this proposal last May, the selectmen made it a condition for license renewal that AT&T commit itself to an immediate cable system rebuilddeemed crucial not only to improvements in TV offerings but to the prospect of high-speed Internet service via cable modems. Internet services on AT&T's Chelmsford and Billerica cable systems have long been the envy of computer-savvy Carlisleans. A first look at the AT&T proposal for Carlisle reveals that the company does agree to the rebuild in principle but does not promise to complete it before October 2003.

The cable committee will work with the selectmen to issue a comprehensive and formal response to the company's proposal.


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