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06/23/2024 02:07 AM
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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2023 - 2024 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: October 6, 2023 01:49 PM
From: Senator David G. Argall
To: All Senate members
Subject: 75th Anniversary of Cable Television
 
I will soon introduce a resolution to commemorate the 75th anniversary of cable television.
 
In 1948, John Walson, an appliance store owner in Mahanoy City, Schuylkill County, had difficulty selling television sets to local residents because reception in the area was poor. To solve his reception problem, Walson put an antenna on top of a nearby mountain. Television signals were received and transported over twin-lead antenna wires directly to his store and cable TV was officially born.
 
Today, five of the nation’s top 20 cable companies are headquartered in Pennsylvania: Armstrong, Blue Ridge Communications, Comcast, Service Electric Cable TV & Communications and Service Electric Cablevision.
 
Pennsylvania’s cable operators offer free cable service to virtually all primary and secondary schools in the state while continuing to provide 100 percent funding and support for Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN), one of the country’s premier state public affairs platforms.
 
Please join me in supporting this resolution.



Introduced as SR205