oh really now? did you even read the article that this was about? it clearly states that Mediacom is suing Lake County for this or that, and then making (later proven false) claims just to bury the project in losses before it even gets off the ground.
time and time again, over every little thing, Mediacom pays lawyers hundreds of thousands of dollars rather than invest it in the network that prompted the locals to build their own. Mediacom could have probably fixed all the problems with their Lake County network, and upgraded everyones service for the money they are dumping into litigation.