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Insight Service, Negotiations to Continue

by Gabe Bullard on December 19, 2011

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.

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Insight Rebukes City’s Attempt to Cancel Contract

by Gabe Bullard November 23, 2011

Insight Communications says Metro Government has overreached in its threat to end the cable provider’s contract with the city. Insight’s franchise agreement expired last year, but the provisions have remained in effect as the mayor’s office has negotiated a new contract. After months of negotiations with no agreement, the mayor’s office announced last week it […]

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As Power Restoration Winds Down, Insight Monitors Cable Connections

by Gabe Bullard August 16, 2011

Electricity has been restored for most Louisville residents, but several people found that when their lights came on, their Internet connections and cable television did not. Cable often follows the same path as power lines, and Louisville Gas and Electric has priority access to damaged connections and poles. “Typically, we are there on site when […]

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Time Warner to Buy Insight for $3 Billion

by Gabe Bullard August 15, 2011

Cable giant Time Warner, Inc. will buy Insight Communications for $3 billion. Insight put itself up for auction earlier this year and attracted a host of large bidders. The bids at that time, however, were lower than Insight had reportedly sought, according to sources close to the deal. Company officials did not comment on the […]

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Speculation Increases Around Possible Insight Sale

by Gabe Bullard July 18, 2011

Officials with Insight Communications remain tight-lipped about the company’s potential sale. The company┬áput itself up for auction in March. The Wall Street Journal cites sources close to the deal who say final bids for the company have come in at around $3 billion and potential buyers include Time Warner Cable, midwestern cable provider Mediacom and […]

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Committee Approves Insight Agreement Extension

by Gabe Bullard November 10, 2010

Just four members of the public addressed the committee on Insight’s agreement and three of the speakers work for the cable provider. But the council members provided harsher comments as they questioned the company’s rates and programming options.

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