Driven by an imperfect storm of hot weather, rising natural gas prices and transportation bottlenecks, Lakeland city commissioners today adopted a record fuel adjustment rate for Lakeland Electric customers of $75 per 1,000 kWh. The new rate, which was passed unanimously, takes effect Sept. 1.
Aladdin Market on Cleveland Heights Boulevard aims to provide the lowest gas prices in town in order to drive more business inside the convenience store, Fox 13 News reports. On Wednesday, regular gas was $3.89 a gallon, about 35 cents less than nearby stores. The heavier volume of customers drawn to the gas pumps translates […]
The company partnering with the city of Lakeland on broadband Internet blames city red tape for delays in serving residents.
Summit Broadband has shifted its residential roll-out plans away from individual homes in favor of multi-family communities.
Lakeland Electric’s fuel charge will increase July 1 from $40 per 1,000 kilowatt hours to $60. The change, necessitated by increases in natural gas costs, was approved Monday by the Lakeland City Commission. For a typical home owner, that will mean a $20 increase in the monthly bill, a utility spokeswoman told News Channel 8. […]
Typical Lakeland Electric customers are likely to see their monthly bills rise by $20 starting next month, The Ledger reports. The city’s Utility Committee on Friday voted to increase the fuel rate from $40 to $60 per 1,000 kilowatt hours, the highest rate since January 2009. City commissioners are expected to approve the rate on […]
The company partnering with the city of Lakeland to expand broadband Internet options for homes and businesses today gave its first preview of how much the service will cost and where it will be available first.
A week and a half after saying FCC Environmental was doing a better job picking up garbage in Lakeland’s unincorporated suburbs, Polk County commissioners on Friday said the company is slipping again. The county is mulling options from finding another garbage hauler to providing its own garbage service, as some municipalities do, The Ledger reports. […]
FCC Environmental, which contracts with Polk County to collect garbage in unincorporated areas near Lakeland, has hired a subcontractor and is generating fewer customer complaints since it was put on notice, county officials said Wednesday. Starting Feb. 1, residents whose collections are missed by the company will be able to dispose of their garbage at […]
The average cost of rental housing in Lakeland has increased by more than 25.3% since the COVID-19 pandemic emerged in March 2020, Apartmentlist.com reports. But for the second consecutive month, median monthly rents in the city appear to be stabilizing with a negligible 0.7% increase last month, according to the digital platform’s December Rent Report, which […]