Buffalo door "open" to another cable provider in the city

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - Spectrum will be switching to digital on May 8th. With the switch, many customers are wondering if there can be another cable provider in the Buffalo area. 

"I would love that. Just something else to chose from" Spectrum customer Sharmaine Payne said. 

According to Common Council member Rich Fontana, Buffalo is open to hearing from other cable providers, if they can provide their service to the entire City. 

"Our door is open. If Verizon wants to come into the city tomorrow they will have an agreement by Friday" Freeman said. 

That door could also be open for Rochester based cable provider Greenlight Networks which is in the process of being purchased by Tom Golisano. 

"That might be the future," Freeman said, "If Mr. Golisano comes to City Hall we would be happy to talk to him about a Greenlight expansion in Buffalo."

As of now Greenlight has listed Buffalo as a potential expansion market, but as of now nothing has been established by either the City or the company. 

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