City Council Votes To End Open Access Kicking semo.net, TCMax & BRT off the Cable Internet
The ordinance written shortly before 7pm was read and approved and became law tonight.
For the next 3 months, ISPs will pay the current rates (which were raised by City Council in January 2010)
For the following 12 months, ISPs rates will increase by 43% (semo.net’s rates were estimated to increase by over $8,500/month)
After 15 months, MyCityCable will be the only ISP on the Cable Network
Here are the financial numbers provided by Mr. Bach to the City Council and the Municipal Utilities Advisory Board showing how Mr. Bach calculated the new rates to be charged to the Open Access ISPs.