Packers (Philadelphia) and Bears (Detroit) play today on Fox at 12:00 pm. Of course, if you Packer fans have Comcast, no game for you! Remember, as of October 16, the Madison station which showed Packer games was deleted from the Comcast channel line up in Freeport! The City of Freeport receives $375,000 in cable television taxes from Comcast.
Good Day Illinois reports from another state and city tonight where the NFL Channel is included. Soon Comcast will drop the Madison Channel so you will not get the Packer games. The City of Freeport does nothing since it has granted Comcast exclusive cable rights in Freeport. You pay big fees for Comcast and the City gets big franchise fees. No wonder the City does nothing. Anyway, good night from another state. Back to the game!
When the Packers and Bears play at the same time on FOX, you will not be able to watch the Packer game on the FOX Channel (WMSN) in Madison. The FOX Channel in Madison will be dropped by Comcast in Freeport as of October 16. Don’t worry Comcast will replace it. The rumor is they are adding a new channel devoted to Polo matches in Abu Dhabi – a sure hit. For more information on Polo in Abu Dhabi go to http://www.grpc.ae/
Comcast, the cable, giant used to have an office in Freeport. In fact the requirement to maintain a local office was part of its franchise agreement with the City of Freeport. When your equipment such as your remote or cable box failed, you would take it to the local office in Freeport for replacement. Comcast decided that it did not want to have an office in Freeport, and closed it. The former mayor of Freeport, George Gaulrapp, went to court to try to make them stay and honor the franchise agreement. Of course, he hired outside counsel to handle the matter. You know the result. There is still no office in Freeport. Gaulrapp was no match for Comcast. So sad that the citizens of this community who pay high fees to Comcast each month have no local office. Enjoy your trip to Rockford!