CERRITOS — Officials of the National Cable Television Assn. promise to continue fighting this city's planned cable television system, saying that, if necessary, they will go to federal court to block construction of the long-awaited system.
James P. Mooney, the association's president, said that his group intends "to pursue all available remedies to reverse" the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) approval of the Cerritos proposal. "We will not rest until it is, in fact, reversed."
Despite the threat of a prolonged appeal, city spokeswoman Michelle Ogle said the city will start installing the system within the next few months unless barred from doing so by the courts.
The FCC last week granted General Telephone Co. of California, the cable franchise holder, a waiver to proceed with the system, concluding that General Telephone's plan was the only one that could bring cable television to Cerritos.