The Huron City Commission approved second reading of two ordinances that will streamline the way cable television franchises are handled in Huron. City Attorney Gerry Kaufman pointed out changes made since the first readings of the ordinances…[audio:http://prprt.itmwpb.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/688/2012/08/catv1.mp3|titles=catv1]
Dan Nelson from Midcontinent Communicaitions says his company, the only currently serving the City of Huron, endorses the changes…[audio:http://prprt.itmwpb.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/688/2012/08/catv2.mp3|titles=catv2]
Nelson also says the changes regarding the fees tied to the Gross Subscriber Rate are fair…[audio:http://prprt.itmwpb.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/688/2012/08/catv3.mp3|titles=catv3]
The second ordinance approved repeals two ordinances that were originally passed to cover two franchises that no longer operate in Huron. A resolution set the Gross Subscriber Rate that Midco must pay at four-percent. The Federal Communications Commission says municipalities may set that rate at no more that five-percent.