East Peoria to get new residential cable option

Mar 5, 2013

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: 

  The agreement means Comcast won’t be the only residential provider of TV, internet and phone service in East Peoria.  ITV-3 is owned by the same family that owns Family Video rental chain.  Levi Dinkla is Vice President of ITV-3. He says the agreement means more healthy competition:

  “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.