Greenville City Council Discusses Problems With Newwave

Discussions have begun regarding the cable television franchise agreement between the City of Greenville and Newwave Communications.

At Tuesday night’s city council meeting, Tracy Goodwin from Newwave was in attendance.

A discussion occurred about the long-time problems that have been occurring with the public station, channel 18 on cable television. The Greenville Chamber of Commerce has been placing announcements of upcoming events on the channel.

Goodwin told the council that the current equipment for the channel is antiquated, and Newwave has ordered new Internet-based equipment to solve all of the problems. He reported the equipment is expected in 6 to 8 weeks and will then be installed.

The council also brought up to the Newwave representative problems that have occurred in customer service and reliability of service.

The current five-year contract expires on December 12.