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Hopkinsville Electric System Gives
Time Warner Cable Ultimatum

Hopkinsville Electric System has issued a letter to Time Warner Cable establishing a time line for the removal of the cable giant's facilities from local power poles.

The certified letter delivered to Time Warner's headquarters in Charlotte, NC, advises the cable company that HES will remove the connections and transfer units from its power poles beginning July 1st, due to non-payment of over $220,000 in pole attachment fees.

The letter states Time Warner has not signed the necessary pole attachment agreement after the cable company bought the rights to supply Hopkinsville cable from New Wave Communications. Further, the letter states HES has attempted to schedule a meeting on the issue, but so far the cable giant has not contacted HES to confirm a meeting date. 

Austin Carroll, Hopkinsville Electric System General Manager, reached by The News Edge while attending a Kentucky Municipal Utilities Association meeting, said HES has tried to work with the Charlotte-based company but has an obligation to its rate payers to collect all fees.

Local Time Warner officials consulted with management for a reaction to the letter and were advised TWC is aware of the letter but offered no follow-up. As of news time no reply had been received.