This is awesome. Highland Township in Pennsylvania is eliminating the franchise fees it collects from cable subscribers as a way to combat the rate increases from Comcast. From the article:
Comcast purchased Adelphia Cable in July and gained control of cable in the Gettysburg area. In January, it increased rates by about 2.6 percent for the average customer and moved Hallmark, CourtTV, Country Music Television, Oxygen and Shop NBC to the more expensive digital cable lineup.
Highland Supervisor Carl Keller wholeheartedly supported eliminating the fees.
“It’s just ridiculous what (Comcast) is doing to us now,” Keller said.