Cable subscribers will have slightly lower monthly rates, and refunds are also on the way.
Heeding the advice of professional consultants, the City Council voted unanimously this week to require Copley Colony cable television to reduce its monthly basic service fee from $10.67 to $10.58. The council's resolution directed the fee to be reduced within the next 60 days.
The council also voted to require the cable firm to make one-time-only refunds to subscribers allegedly overcharged during the past two years. Bill Marticorena, a consultant hired by the city, said subscribers will get refunds averaging about $16.
The City Council hired the cable consultants to review Copley Colony's charges. Federal law allows cities to regulate basic rates of cable television.