If it wasn’t bad enough with the pandemic Spectrum Charter is going to pile on another rate increase to internet only customers or those with streaming service bundled. Doesn’t matter what speed.
Charter Spectrum is raising prices on internet service by $5 a month starting in December, making most internet-only customers pay $74.99 a month for the basic speed service, in most areas now at 200 down and 10up.
Customers will be notified on their November 2020 , with price increases going into effect starting Dec. 2, 2020.
It is really a shame that AT&T cannot roll out their fiber service to more areas and compete with Spectrum more aggressively. Our best bet is to watch as Verizon and others roll out 5G and really put pressure on Spectrum Charter.
Meanwhile Charter Spectrum stock is trading at $644 per share up.
In addition watch for your billing end date, as Spectrum Charter is notorious about deceptive billing practices forcing you to pay even if you cancel your service for the bill cycle, which is ridiculous.
Why would you have to pay for service you are cancelling.
It’s yet another way that Spectrum Charter can charge customers.
A side not from some who have called to cancel, and been offered a reduced rate locked in.
Currently, new customers can order internet only for $49.99 for 12 months. But if you select the offers you get the $44.99 price for 2 years.
400Mbps is $64.99 for 24 months.
Gig is $104.99 for 24 months.
Meanwhile if AT&T was offering the service for $45 for 12 months for 1 Gig.
If you haven’t voted yet, please get out and vote, one of the important aspects of voting is understanding what you are voting for.
From the top who will be President of the US, to who will be your mayor to measures and propositions.
Many are discouraged by the popular vote not counting, and electoral college determining the election. These are valid concerns. One thing for sure, is that if we want change we have to vote.
The past 3 1/2 years have been full of confusion illusions malicious divisive actions by many in this country, led by the actions of the President. The lies by some who are counting are over 22,500+ which is incredible.
The deception continues on election day, that people going to vote could be swayed by what Donald Trump says.
The City of Burbank would like to get your feedback and input on how the COVID-19 Pandemic has effected your business. Linked below is a short five minute survey to help the the City develop plans and programs to assist the business community as we move though the stages of economic rehabilitation and recovery.
Please note that this survey is a follow-up to our original survey sent in June 2020. We encourage all business owners to take this survey now and make your voices heard. We Thank you in advance for taking this survey and sharing your thoughts. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us at: EconDev@burbankca.gov
We’re new to the city and we are more than ready to serve and support our community. We’ve got fresh produce and everyday essentials at the low prices you need. Find us at 687 N. Victory Blvd., Burbank, CA 91502 starting on 10/22/20.
Enjoy ArtNight from your living room this fall! About ArtNight
In keeping with social distancing requirements, VIRTUAL ARTNIGHT PASADENA will happen October 23, 2020. ArtNight Pasadena is the City’s signature cultural event, produced by the Cultural Affairs division in partnership with the ArtNight partner organizations. ArtNight Pasadena is a dynamic arts and cultural Open House that happens each March and October on the 2nd Friday. Up to 18 venues will provide free programming, including visual, literary and performing arts virtually.
We are contacting you to inform you of some California county and local transactional tax changes that may impact you. These tax changes described below are expected to go into effect on or shortly after November 1, 2020.
Like many technology companies, Zoom is routinely evaluating its tax collection and remittance obligations. The application of these taxes to businesses like Zoom that offer new types of technologies is a complex and evolving area.
Zoom continues to review the products and services we sell, as well as the nature and extent of its activities in different jurisdictions. Based on such reviews, Zoom will implement tax changes from time to time to stay compliant with all government regulatory and tax requirements.
As a result of a recent review, Zoom will begin collecting the California Utility User Tax (UUT) and Communication User Tax (CUT) in applicable counties and cities within California. These taxes are levied on all residential and business customers for the purchase of services that include communication services where the sold to address is within one of the 150+ cities and counties that impose a UUT or CUT.
The definition of communication services subject to these taxes has been expanded as technologies evolve to include most services sold by Zoom. Zoom has reviewed the UUT and CUT requirements and determined that these taxes should be charged to our customers on the sales of Zoom Phone services and most conferencing services.
The tax rate imposed on communication services differs from city to city and will range from 0.5% to 11%. California does not provide for any tax exemption that a customer can claim specifically against these taxes unless they can demonstrate that the imposition of the taxes would be in violation of a federal or state statute, the Constitution of the United States, or the Constitution of the State of California.
If you have any questions regarding this tax change, please submit a support ticket to Zoom here and we will get back to you.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has affirmed that cloth face coverings are a critical tool in the fight against COVID-19, and that face coverings could reduce the spread of the disease, particularly when used universally within communities.
Since the emergence of COVID-19, the City of Burbank and Burbank Police Department have sought to gain compliance with face covering requirements with an emphasis on education. However, both the City and Police Department are continuing to receive complaints about the lack of face coverings on the Chandler Bikeway, in downtown Burbank, the Magnolia Park business district, and in City parks.
To help remedy this situation, the City of Burbank has entered into an agreement with Willdan Engineering to have primary responsibility for the issuance of administrative citations with accompanying fines for those who still do not wear a face covering where required. Burbank Municipal Code (BMC) Section 1-1-108.1 provides authority for the issuance of administrative citations for persons in violation of City code(s). The fine schedule is $100 for a first citation, $200 for a second citation, and $500 for any subsequent citations issued for violations of the same ordinance within a 12-month period.
Face covering enforcement will begin on Friday, October 16, 2020, and will focus on areas receiving the majority of complaints, to include the Chandler Bikeway, downtown Burbank, the Magnolia Park business district, and City parks.
Face covering requirements implemented by the County of Los Angeles do apply in the City of Burbank. In addition, and pursuant to the authority vested in the Director of Emergency Services under Burbank Municipal Code Section 5-2-106, the following, more restrictive rules and regulations have been instituted specific to and within the City of Burbank concerning the wearing of face coverings in certain places:
Face Coverings, which cover the mouth and nose, shall be worn under the following conditions:
Persons who are outside on San Fernando Boulevard between Angeleno Avenue and Magnolia Boulevard except when seated at an outdoor dining table and they are eating or drinking.
Persons queuing in a line outdoors whether on public or private property; regardless if with members of their own household;
Persons on Chandler Bikeway while stopped at any intersection whether a pedestrian or cyclist;
Persons on Chandler Bikeway or in a City Park including hiking trails who may be in contact with or walking near or past others who are non-household members; meaning a face covering must be visible and ready to be immediately put on whenever a pedestrian approaches within 10 feet of a non-household member;
Persons patronizing public transit including waiting or sitting at a bus stop or shelter.
The Burbank Police Department will defer enforcement authority to representatives from Willdan Engineering. Burbank Police will assume a support role and respond to calls related to administrative face covering violations only when circumstances dictate the need for a police presence, or when it is suspected that a crime has been committed.
All citizens are encouraged to wear face coverings when in public or in close proximity of others and to obey face covering requirements.