CenturyLink to launch Prism TV in Vancouver, Wash., compete head-on with Comcast

After winning a cable franchise agreement with local lawmakers in Vancouver, Wash., CenturyLink has announced plans to compete head-on with Comcast by launching its Prism IPTV service in the region. 

Set to run from Jan. 22 through Dec. 31, 2020, the city council granted the telco a five-year, non-exclusive cable TV franchise, FierceTelecom reports.

Per the terms of its agreement, CenturyLink will pay 55 percent of gross revenues in franchise fees to the city and collect $1 per month per residential subscriber to support public, education and government channels and the Institutional Network. Article

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