LTE: OpenBand Lawsuit ‘Absurd’

Lansdowne residents says ‘E’ is for ‘Egregious,’ ‘Extortion’ and ‘Ethics.’

The absurd action by OpenBand (OB) in which it has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors and other parties concerning the board's recent decision not to renewal its franchise (as reported in the Loudoun Times Mirror on Oct. 11, 2012) should come as no surprise to anyone! Instead of OB recognizing and accepting the fact that the majority of its subscribers are fed up with its dismal service and trying to settle their legitimate gripes in a fair and equitable manner, OB turns around and files a massive lawsuit against the very government body, of which two of its members went "over and beyond the call of duty” in their effort to assist in resolving.

And talk about the "pot calling the kettle black," OB has the gall to refer to the board's "egregious" actions as amounting to "extortion." "Egregious"… the very word that describes its 65-year agreement that chains its disgruntled subscribers to OB!  As for OB's other "E" word — "extortion" — this is what its subscriber’s feel they are doing each month when they have to pay for the substandard services they receive from OB. 

I would suggest that OB would be far better off in its effort to service its customers, if it adopted another "E" word in its business practices — “ETHICS”.

John Mileo
Lansdowne, VA

[Editor's note: The Times-Mirror and Leesburg Today also reported on an FCC ruling regarding OpenBand.]

Robin Crabtree October 11, 2012 at 02:31 PM
I really like your style, John!


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