PUBLIC NOTICE OF THE SOUTH WASHINGTON TELECOMMUNICATIONS C O M M I S S I O N 'S
MARCH 28, 2013, ADOPTION OF A RATE ORDER CONCERNING
C O M C A S T 'S E Q U I P M E N T R A TE S
The South Washington County Telecommunications Commission (the "Commission"), on behalf of its member cities of Woodbury, Cottage Grove, Newport, Grey Cloud Island Township andSt. Paul Park, Minnesota, issued a rate order on March 28, 2013, requiring Comcast: (i) to re-file its 2012 FCC Form 1205 with the Commission and to recal culate the rates for basic-only and
non-basic-only standard definition and high definition converter boxes; (ii) to remove regulated equipment costs from the HD Technology Fee, the HD DVR Service Fee and the Digital Transport Adapter Additional Outlet Service Fee; and (iii) to eliminate the $5.99 and $1.99
Convenience Fees. Pursuant to the Commission's rate order, Comcast may not charge any rates
for regulated equipment and installation activities that are higher than the maxim um permitted rates required by the rate order. Comcast may, however, charge rates for regulated equipment which are less than the maximum permitted rates established by the rate order, provided those rates are applied in a uniform and nondiscriminatory way . Comcast must re-file a revised 2012
FCC Form 1205 with the Commission within thirty (30) days of the effective date of the
Commission's rate order, and make all necessary rate reductions and subscriber refunds, with interest, within sixty (60) days of the effective date of the Commission's rate order. Under federal rate regulation rules, Comcast may appeal the Commission's rate order to the Federal Communications Commission and seek a stay of the rate order's effectiveness.
Copies of the Commission's rate order are available, free of charge, at the Commission's offices, which are located at 8030 Jergen Avenue South, Cottage Grove, MN 55016 . The rate order is also available for review at the Commission's office. If you have any questions concerning the Commission's rate order, please contact Fran Hemmesch, the Commission's Administrator, at (651) 458-9241.