CHARTER REFUND ORDER AT ISSUE.Byline: Sylvia Sylvia may refer to:
1 City (1990 pop. 148,134), Maricopa co., S central Ariz., adjacent to Phoenix; inc. 1910. It is located in a rich agricultural region irrigated by the Salt River project. Glendale has become one of the fastest-growing U.S. - Charter Communications Charter Communications NASDAQ: CHTR is an American company providing cable television, high-speed Internet, and telephone services to more than 5.7 million customers in 29 states. It is the third-largest publicly traded cable operator in the U.S. said Wednesday it will continue to talk with the cities of Glendale and Burbank about an order to refund TO REFUND. To pay back by the party who has received it, to the party who has paid it, money which ought not to have been paid.
2. On a deficiency of assets, executors and administrators cum testamento annexo, are entitled to have refunded to them legacies money to customers who might have been overcharged for a wire maintenance plan.
Federal regulators recently sided with the cities, which requested that Charter refund the subscribers' money and also lower the fee from 95 cents to 4 cents. However, regulators also said the so-called whole house plans are normally out of the cities' control.
At issue is how the program was marketed to subscribers, and whether or not they knew the plan covered telephone and other electronic connections, in addition to the cable wiring.
``The cities' overview at this point concerns how it was marketed and promoted,'' said Charter spokesman Joe Camicia. ``If we can reach some kind of understanding so we can market it and offer it to our customers, that's what we want to do.''
In separate actions Tuesday night, the cities of Glendale and Burbank each voted to reduce the amount of time they would ask for a refund - if in fact they can. They'd each wanted more than two years, but the Federal Communications Commission Federal Communications Commission (FCC), independent executive agency of the U.S. government established in 1934 to regulate interstate and foreign communications in the public interest. said the cities could only go back one year.
Glendale spokesman Ritch Wells said the cities have appealed to the FCC (1) (Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC, www.fcc.gov) The U.S. government agency that regulates interstate and international communications including wire, cable, radio, TV and satellite. The FCC was created under the U.S. to allow refunds to September 1998, when Charter took over the system.
Officials said half of the more than 80,000 subscribers in Glendale and Burbank take the optional service.