OpenBand Dispute Heating Up
The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors wil be voting tomorrow on setting up a schedule to hear the issues surrounding the OpenBand franchise agreement (summary of the issue here in the BOS meeting packet). OpenBand is a venture of MC Dean, led by Bill Dean, big Dick Black supporter and part-owner of the Loudoun Times Mirror. They have exclusive rights to serve homes in Broadlands and Lansdowne, with their fees collected as part of the HOA dues. Many people have problems with their service, so much so that they utilize alternative TV and internet services, all while still continuing to pay their mandatory non-negotiable OpenBand fees through their HOA dues. Competition is not alive and kicking in Loudoun County. We’ll see where the BOS goes with this.