By Michael Gelbwasser, Contributing Writer
Westborough – The Board of Selectmen approved Nov. 25 a license renewal for Charter Communications and Verizon that should result in cable subscribers getting improved service.
The deal requires Charter to work with Verizon to connect with its new fiber optic video lines connecting six Westborough sites: the new Westborough TV studio, 33 Main St.; Mill Pond School; the Westborough Fire Station; Westborough Town Hall; the Forbes Municipal Building; and Westborough High School “such that live signals originating from all six locations will be received by all subscribers of either cable operator,” attorney William Hewig told selectmen in an Oct. 31 executive summary of the license renewal.
Cable Franchise Renewal Committee Chair Brian McLaughlin said the old video lines were about 20 years old.
“Fiber is the cutting edge,” he said.
“The signal, once we get everything set up, will be great. There will be no more audio problems, no more video problems.”
Selectmen renewed the license for 10 years, effective immediately.