Insight Service, Negotiations to Continue

Talks are progressing between Louisville Metro Government and Insight Communications.

The two parties have been negotiating all year over a new contract that governs Insight’s operations. The city wants the cable provider to continue to giving free service to schools and government buildings, to continue giving free cable boxes to elderly and disabled customers and to keep its call center in Louisville.

Mayor Greg Fischer threatened to end Insight’s already-expired contracts with the old city and county this month if a deal wasn’t reached. That won’t affect service, though. Insight will continue serving Louisville customers and has sought to extend the current contract until the company is purchased by Time Warner.

A spokesman for Insight says the talks with the city have been meaningful.