Comcast drops WBKO in Franklin

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FRANKLIN, Ky. (WBKO) -- Several of you who have been used to watching 13 News for years on your television screens may now only be able to watch our newscasts online through our website's live stream, due to Comcast dropping our signal in Franklin.

On Monday, the Franklin City Commission met and voted to write a "firm letter of disappointment" to Comcast's corporate headquarters after the company decided to eliminate WBKO.

"The Comcast corporate headquarters has notified our users in their monthly statements that they intended to do away with WBKO effective September the 24th -- of which they did," says Franklin Mayor, Ronnie Clark.

"On their monthly statement, it indicated the monthly basis, which would be the inexpensive program. But when we got to looking at the actual actions they [Comcast] took, it took it away from the basic and the digital, too. It just wiped out WBKO period for Franklin, Kentucky," adds Clark.

Despite efforts to contact the company's headquarters, Mayor Clark says there has been no response from Comcast.

"I'm very sorry for our community that they do not have the services of WBKO," says Clark.

He goes on to say, "We depend upon WBKO rather than Nashville for our regional news."

At this time, it's unclear whether the letter to Comcast will bring WBKO back to Franklin Comcast customers or not.

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