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(Revised from original 1993 version)
Paragould City Cable
Unhappy with the prices provided by the local, privately owned cable television operator, the city of Paragould, Arkansas constructs a competing municipally owned cable system. Once in operation, Paragould City Cable faces vigorous competition from the incumbent private operator. In the fall of 1993, City Cable Manager Larry Watson must decide what strategic changes, if any, to make in light of the municipal system's persistent losses.
Keywords: Business Strategy;
Growth and Development Strategy;
Entertainment and Recreation Industry;
Emmons, Willis M., III. "Paragould City Cable." Harvard Business School Case 794-030, October 1996. (Revised from original October 1993 version.)