Tymber Skan Condominiums so dangerous, cable company threatens disconnection of services

Shared by Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities blog

Commentary: Tymber Skan is one very troubled condo association in Orlando, plagued by violent crime and severe blight. See here and here for previous blogs. In July, a Bright House technician was reportedly robbed at gunpoint.

Last week, Bright House network had planned to disconnect services as of September 21st:

Bright House Networks to pull out of troubled condominiums

Decision made after technician falls victim to armed robbery

ORLANDO, Fla. —Bright House Networks said it plans to cut service to the crime-plagued Tymber Skan Condominiums in Orange County.

The decision was made after a Bright House Networks service technician was robbed at gunpoint.

“I’m going to be severely limited in what I can do,” resident Jean Riess said.

Riess said she won’t be able to work online to supplement her Social Security check after Bright House cuts service to the complex.

“Loss of income, loss of entertainment, I don’t know about you, but I prefer not to stare at four walls all day,” Riess said.

A representative for Bright House Networks said one of its technicians was held at gunpoint in the complex in July. A letter was sent to company employees on Aug. 21 that said service would be cut Monday.

Preview…full story with Video on WESH2 news

http://www.wesh.com/news/bright-house-networks-to-pull-out-of-troubled-condominiums/35329856

No doubt about it, Tymber Skan is in deplorable condition and nearly abandoned following efforts to relocate residents so that condemned structures can be demolished.

However, following intervention by the Mayor and County Sheriff, the Orlando Sentinel reports that residents have been granted an extension until October 9th.

Bright House keeps cable, Internet on for Tymber Skan

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-bright-house-tymber-skan-extension-20150918-story.html

The end is near when the plug is pulled on cable TV and internet.


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