A cable television dispute in Waterloo-Cedar Falls centers around thedefinition of a “subscriber”. The city of Cedar Falls has filed a lawsuitasking for a ruling on what determines a subscriber. Cable systems chargeeach subscriber 35-cents to maintain the public access cable channels. Both Cedar Falls Utilities and T-C-I are named in the suit. Both operationsprovide multiple outlet subscribtions to large apartment complexes,hospitals and in T-C-I’s case, nearly three-thousand University of NorthernIowa outlets. Cedar Falls Utilities spokeswoman Doris Kelly says a rulingagainst the cable operations could have a big impact both on the city budgetand subscriber pocket books. Kelly says they were first notified about thesuit on Monday and would like a chance to sit down with city officials anddiscuss it.
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