Camarillo has become the latest city in Ventura County to welcome a new cable provider within its borders.
Earlier this week, the City Council approved a franchise agreement that allows GTE Media Ventures Inc. to offer cable television and other telecommunications services to Camarillo residents.
The approval means that Camarillo residents may soon have an alternative to TCI of Ventura County. The agreement may also result in lower rates.
GTE already has signed agreements with Ventura County and Thousand Oaks. Once GTE secures similar pacts with Oxnard, Port Hueneme and Santa Paula, the fiber-optic system can go online.