On Tuesday morning (Nov. 1), Lyons resident Robert Jones informed Town Administrator Victoria Simonsen that the deal for him to take over the cable television franchise for the Town of Lyons had fallen through. The franchise is currently owned by Cameron Stone, doing business as CAMS Cable. Stone purchased the franchise from Champion Cable a little over a year ago.
Jones, who was the local television service technician for years for both Champion and CAMS Cable, said that he was unable to get any cooperation from Stone about the transfer of the franchise. As of late afternoon Tuesday, Jones was in contact with Gary Shields, owner of K2 Communications in Mead about the possibility of acquiring the franchise. Shields and Jones are scheduled to meet with Simonsen on Thursday, November 3, to see if they can work out a solution. Jones says he will be contacting the customer base to inform them if a deal can be worked out, otherwise they will have about a week to make arrangements for other television service. Jones regrets the inconvenience, and lamented that he is doing everything he can to try and broker the deal and continue providing Lyons with cable service. Customers with questions about billing, service, etc., can still contact Jones at
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