East Peoria residents will have another cable provider to choose from this summer. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports the City Council approved a franchise agreement with ITV-3:
“When we come into a community on average we’ll see a cable, telephone and internet combination bill of between $170 and $180 per month. Within six months of us being in the community that average is coming down to about $140 to $150. So we think that competition makes everybody in the market run leaner,” Dinkla says.
Dinkla says the company plans to start connecting residential customers to its service starting this summer. He says ITV-3 also provides residential service in Pekin and Morton, and signed a similar agreement with Bartonville last month.