Archive for Thursday, November 17, 2005

Council to study cable rate filing

November 17, 2005, 12:00 a.m.

Updated: November 17, 2005, 7:27 a.m.

Time Warner Cable has filed papers with the city that would allow them to increase basic rates by 2.7 percent for cable subscribers in Lansing.

Lansing City Council will take up the issue in its weekly meeting at 7 p.m. today, Nov. 17, at City Hall, 800 First Terrace.

In a memo to City Administrator Mike Smith, City Clerk Karen Logan said Time Warner submitted a filing on Sept. 30 that would allow it to increase rates 30 cents a month, to $11.18, effective Jan. 1.

"Time Warner has stated that they do not anticipate increasing the rates," Logan wrote. "However, this would give them the authority to do so anytime during the 2006 calendar year."

Logan is recommending the council adopt a resolution accepting the rate filing - which is largely pro forma since the Federal Communications Commission allows an annual rate adjustment for cable companies.

For tonight's full agenda, go to lansingcurrent.com.

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