The clock began ticking Tuesday afternoon. The Hattiesburg City Council voted Tuesday to give Comcast Cable 30 days to respond to a proposal which would
extend the television provider’s rights to be the exclusive cable company for the city.
However, there is considerable doubt that Comcast will accept the proposal as it is. And if they don’t, at least one member of the city’s Cable Advisory Board (CAB) says the whole situation could land in a Federal court room before it’s all over.
James Duncan served on the board which drafted the proposal being sent to the cable provider. He said it took nearly 2 1/2 years for the group to come up with the document. Duncan, as well as several other members of the CAB, also served on the board when the last agreement was put into place 10 years ago.
PineBeltPRESS.com spoke with Duncan about his experience on the CAB and on what he thinks might occur with the proposed agreement.