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Los Alamitos : Cable TV Rate Squabble Is Settled Out of Court

Cable TV subscribers in Los Alamitos have won a reprieve from rate increases under an agreement reached between the city and Rogers Cablesystems.

Los Alamitos had sued Rogers after the firm announced a $2 increase in its basic service rate in September, 1984, arguing that the hike violated the city’s franchise agreement. An out-of-court settlement was approved Monday night by the City Council.

Rogers agreed to freeze rates--including the $2 increase--for 15 months. The company will also give each subscriber a $10 credit for pay-per-view productions in 1985 and 1986, spokeswoman Linda Moulton said.

The city will get $2,500 for the public access channel as well as $2,500 in advertising for an October telethon designed to raise cash for community productions. Rogers also agreed to provide service to 37 multifamily units still not hooked up to the cable.

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