Update on North Suburban Communications Commission Cable Rate Orders
The commission is scheduled to meet again on March 7.
The North Suburban Communications Commission at its meeting last week adopted a resolution that for now, neither denied nor rejected Comcast’s basic programming service rates submitted last year.
Meanwhile, at Comcast’s request, the Commission tabled Resolution 2013-02 until its March 7 meeting, according to Coralie Wilson, commission executive director.
"This resolution would have made more substantial changes in Comcast’s rates for some equipment, including the digital transport devices (DTAs)," Wilson said. "Many subscribers who had been getting the DTAs at no charge saw their" rates increase in January by $1.99 per DTA."
In a previous Roseville Patch story, Wilson said, "We have gotten lots of complaints about rates since the beginning of the year when Comcast started charging $1.99 for digital transport adapters (DTAs) that were previously free." She said that a proposed Commission rate order "addresses this fee and several other equipment fees that we believe Comcast has calculated incorrectly."
The North Suburban Communications Commission serves the cities of Arden Hills Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Mounds View New Brighton, North Oaks, Roseville, St. Anthony and Shoreview.