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Bob Gustafson, a retired teacher, has lived in Greenburgh for about 20 years.
To the editor:
During the latter half fo December, when everyone is completely fatigued from hearing people ask them for money, Optimum quietly told us that is would be taking five dollars per month from each subscriber to Optimum Online. I wondered how many customers Optimum Online has in Greenburgh, in the Hudson Valley, in Long Island. I tried to find out, but failed. I guessed that maybe there are a million. If that were the case Cablevision would be receiving five million dollars each month more than they have been receiving.
Then I wondered what kind of a corporation we are buying this service from. The best that I was able to find out is that it is a family business, owned by the Dolans. Who are these people and why are they entitled to be five million dollars richer each month? Is there some kind of a cost that justifies this increase?
I wrote to the town supervisor, who told me that it was beyond his control. I wrote to my congressperson, who didn't tell me anything. I suppose that they feel that it's only five dollars, which is next to nothing. It may be next to nothing, but I and my fellow Greenburghers are being impoverished five dollars at a time, for all sorts of little things like this.
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