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Chicago Heights Star Herald Ad Visor (Newspaper) - August 2, 1979, Chicago Heights, Illinois
Star Herald Cable to coming but be patient by Betty Renkor though several local towns Are just weeks away from granting a franchise to a Cable television company it la be some time before to owners can tune in a first run movie or the Atlanta braves. Granting the franchise May be the finale of town governments study of Cable to but its just the beginning for the Cable companies. Before it can Start program Ming the Cable company must first install the coaxial Cable that will carry the signals from the master Antenna to the subscribers television set. The process according to several Cable company representatives can take from six to 18 months. The first step after obtaining a franchise is to approach the Utility companies according to Barbara Rugg assistant director of corporate development for Cablevision of Chicago. A we have to sign agreements with Commonwealth Edison and Illinois Bell in order to put our cables on their poles. There has to be room made on the poles for the the cables must be placed 12 inches above the Telephone lines and 40 inches below the electric lines she explained. A if there a not 52 inches Between them they have to move the wires. We pay for any make ready work a she added saying Only that the costs for such work vary. After reaching agree ment with the Utility companies the Cable operators map out the franchise area noting the location of each pole a so we know How much Cable we have to Lay a Evans said. If a Community a utilities Are underground the Cable is installed in the underground conduits Evans said. The Cost of installing Cable underground is More expensive than stringing it on poles above ground he said adding he is unsure of the Cost. Estimates indicate however that the Cost of stringing Cable runs up to $10,000 a mile and the Cost of installing it underground can amount to continued on Page 2 Low Low prices at our1st anniversary Sale see our and Page 54lando s meat Market South Chicago Heights Roger Leggett Waits patiently while Al Schneider Aims another shot during the Tinley Park chamber of Commerce Golf Outing last week at Silver Lake country club Orland Park. Appearing today in classified spectacular automotive Marathon Sale Don t miss the following Quot Gold medal Quot winning dealers in this Money saving Section starting on Page 33. X happiness is a a a Homes and condominiums near schools you la find the South suburbs Best selection in this special classified feature. Starts on Page 22.i in i i i \ it my Ai i i a a. A a a a it a a it a a a a Morrison go a few sum so Oriental accents save on exquisite designs. See our and Page 48 i Irr Isons a l Ilis Nallen Illier 20040 governors Highway a Olympia Fields Illinois 60461 312 481-6200
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