March 13, 1996
Because of erroneous information provided by TCI Communications of Baltimore, an article in yesterday's editions of The Sun reported an incorrect figure for the city cable system's June 1 rate increase. In fact, the typical TCI customer will pay an additional $2.32 for a package of basic and expanded basic service. The increase will bring the total rate to $24.39.The Sun regrets the error.Pub Date: 3/13/96
May 1, 1998
Baltimore Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke yesterday said he wants TCI Communications to justify a proposal to raise rates for cable service by as much as 40 percent for some customers.TCI Communications of Baltimore plans to increase the cost of basic cable service from $8.02 per month to $11.22 -- a change that the cable company said would affect about 3,500 customers who get the company's 24-channel package.Schmoke said the increase concerned him. "This is a significant rate increase for a level of service that has historically been intended to allow access for citizens to the most basic cable services, including local broadcast channels and various community programming," he said in a statement.
February 7, 1999
Baltimore's Hispanic-Latin American community now has a 24-hour television station (Channel 70 on cable) dedicated to its language, celebrations and customs. And that's reason to throw a party.Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke attended and presented a proclamation to Univision, TCI Communications and the Hispanic-Latin American community, declaring Jan. 21 as Univision Day. Univision is the leading Spanish-language broadcaster in the United States, and its shows are now being carried by TCI, which gave the party at its Baltimore headquarters.
May 23, 1996
Baltimore's cable company is moving its headquarters from Coldstream-Homestead-Montebello in the northeast section of the city to Seton Business Park in the northwest.Yesterday, the Board of Estimates approved the sale for $409,625 of 5.65 acres in the business park to a limited partnership of principals of Manekin Corp., a development and brokerage firm. The partnership will construct a $3.5 million, 50,000-square-foot facility to be the headquarters of TCI Communications of Baltimore. TCI, now in the 2500 block of Kirk Ave., will lease the building from the partnership for two years, then buy it.The city will receive $10,000 as a down payment on the land and will offer an interest-only mortgage at 8 percent for three years, documents show.
July 1, 1996
New PositionsGeoffrey Davis moves to TNT LogisticsTNT Logistics, an international logistics and transportation company, appointed Geoffrey B. Davis Jr. vice president for design and development at its U.S. headquarters in Linthicum. He will be responsible for development and design of supply chain distribution systems.A graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, with an MBA in management and technology, Davis joins the company from the position of director of quality and customer assurance with Halbart Air Service, where he was also a member of the board.
May 4, 1999
Little more than a month after the end of federal regulation of cable rates, TCI Communications of Baltimore, the city's cable company, said yesterday it would raise the price for expanded basic service, the most popular choice, 6 percent next month.Customers who receive TCI's expanded basic package will see their bills increase from $28.93 to $30.66 a month, not including premium channels and other charges.TCI also said it would boost the price of basic cable, which includes broadcast network stations and a few additional channels, 2.7 percent, from $11.22 per month to $11.52 a month.