Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Dec 17, 2007

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Detroit News:

When it comes to television, Loretta Jasniak is proud to say she's picky. The Clinton Township resident is "disgusted" about all the sex and violence on TV nowadays. So, for entertainment, her remote control often lands on Animal Planet or Comcast channel 5 for the latest about her local government, community activities and emergency updates. But next month when Comcast moves its public, educational and government channels from lower-numbered channels to somewhere in the 900s, her preferred viewing options will be even more limited. That is, unless Jasniak -- and other analog customers -- sign up for a special converter box that will cost about $4 a month after the first year. "I have no intention of paying Comcast any more money than I do now," said Jasniak, 79, whose basic cable bill is about $44 a month. But "if we don't get this stupid box, we have no way of knowing what's going on in our township. I'd be out in the dark without that. This is terrible. It should remain the way it is"... Comcast local access shift riles viewers (Mon, 12/17)

 

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