Cable subscribers in Hampden, Maine, population 6,327, will see their rates
drop between $1.90 and $8 per month.
The town council voted to cut the amount the town collects in franchise fees
from Adelphia Communications Corp. from the current 5% to only 1%, after it
failed to use money collected from franchise fees to develop educational and
The council voted May 22 to cut out its share of the fee and only collect the
regional-access-support amount. The decision cost the community about