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Tampa Bay Times still mum on distribution of tickets to mayoral debate

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More than 24 hours after tickets for an upcoming mayoral debate were to be distributed to the public, sponsors of the event say are still unsure about how they plan to fill the seats at the one-hour forum. The debate is scheduled for July 25 at the Palladium in downtown St. Petersburg. It will air live on Bay News 9, making it possibly the most important night so far of the campaign. “We’re discussing our plans with our partners to…

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Charter Communications buying Bright House Networks

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Charter Communications Inc. is buying fellow cable operator Bright House Networks LLC in a deal valued at $10.4 billion. Charter is the fourth-largest cable operator in the U.S, while Bright House is the sixth biggest with customers in Florida, Alabama, Indiana, Michigan and California. The Bright House transaction would make the new company the second-largest U.S. cable operator. The deal comes as cable operators are scrambling to consolidate amid growing competition from non-cable programming suppliers such as Netflix. Charter had…

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