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But with Bright House being the only cable provider in his part of the Florida Panhandle, his options have been limited when he finds himself caught in the middle of Bright House’s disputes with broadcasters.

“We were going to go over to satellite (TV) because of that,” he said. “We still might. We have to have channel 3 for the local news, so (any interruption) is not going to work real well.”

Associated Press writers Jennifer Kay in Miami and Ann Sanner in Columbus, Ohio contributed to this report.