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Proposed Cable Bulk Services Agreements for Lake
Charleston – FAQs
What is the door fee?
The door fee is
a one-time payment made BY Comcast TO Lake Charleston. This payment could be used in several ways, as a
one-time rebate to homeowners in year one of the agreement, as a several year rebate to homeowners over some period of the
agreement or as a yearly rebate to homeowners in each year of the agreement. The payment also could be
used in some other way to benefit the community. The decision on how to use the door fee, in all probability,
would be made as part of the budgeting process for Fiscal Year 2017.
Why do the proposals include
Approximately 2/3’s of the homes in the community currently using Comcast
as their cable television provider have upgraded their service to include internet. Overall, a minimum
of 85% of the homes in the community receive internet service in some form. The survey conducted earlier
in this process indicated that 79% of the community was either very (55%) or somewhat (24%) interested in adding internet
service to the basic cable television service that is provided to the community if it was offered at a competitive or discounted
What are we currently paying?
The current rate is $27.47 per
month per household including taxes so $82.41 of each household’s quarterly payment of $240 goes toward cable.
The proposals include a 3% annual increase. Does the current contract have that provision?
current contact called for prices of $21.95 per month in year three, $23.25 per month in year four and $24.25 per month in
year five. Those figures equate to a 6% increase from year three to year four and a 4.3% increase from
year four to year five.
What is Fiber to the Home?
This will be discussed
in more detail at the upcoming meeting. Fiber to the Home means that the entire wiring infrastructure within
Lake Charleston delivering the services provided by the contract would be upgraded to fiber optic cable all the way to each
home, not just to the various nodes within the community that service groups of homes. This allows for
enhanced reliability of service as well as the ability to provide faster internet speeds in the future as they become available.
BEACH COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER
The PBC Property Appraiser is a constitutional officer and is by law required to annually value all real property,
including recent construction, within the County's boundaries. Under section 193.023(2) and (3), Florida States,
the Property Appriaser is required to inspect all real property in order to fulfill this duty in deriving the market and assessed
values of your property. Your cooperation in allowing our deputies to inspect the exterior of your property
assists the Property Appraiser's Office in seeing that all real property is assessed at no more than its fair market value.
Please allow the Property Appraiser's deputy onto your property. Thank you.
The lake levels are very low. Even though the
County has not yet decreased the number of days for watering your lawn, it would be proactive and prudent to do so. Thank