City of Opelika looks to start own cable company

OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) - Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller told WSFA 12 News sister station WTVM, of Columbus, Ga., that the city is considering starting a cable company to provide competition for Charter Communications.

Fuller says the city would use power lines it already has for Opelika Light and Power.

Mayor Fuller says the city council is mostly in favor of the fiber optic cable system and has set a public hearing on the issue for August.