Salem City and Roanoke County officials say they’re fed up with Comcast and will search together for other cable TV and Internet options for residents and businesses. The story from News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones.[audio:https://wfirnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/08-02-Salem-Comcast-Wrap2-WEB.mp3|titles=08-02 Salem-Comcast Wrap2-WEB]
Salem City and Roanoke County officials say Comcast cable and internet service does not meet present-day standards, and the company shows no interest in improving it. They wanted Comcast to promise upgrades as part of a new franchise agreement but say Comcast doesn’t sound interested. Salem mayor Randy Foley says as a result, they’ve ceased negotiating with Comcast and will look for other options. He does not expect current service to change while these options are explored. Comcast serves all of Salem and a small portion of Roanoke County.