Franchise agreement with Comcast

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Charlottesville has a franchise agreement with Comcast, the local cable television provider. As part for this agreement, city residents pay $0.35 per month into a Public Education Government (PEG) fund to support local access TV. [1]

Charlottesville broadcasts public meetings of City Council, the Planning Commission and the School Board on Public Access TV.

Albemarle County does not have a franchise agreement and thus does not have access to cable TV stations. Meetings of the Board of Supervisors are not televised.

Default

In April 2003, Council held a discussion of whether Adelphia, Comcast's precursor, was in default of the agreement over a discrepancy over ad revenues. [2]

References

  1. Web. Charlottesville City Council meeting minutes, .pdf, Council Chambers, City of Charlottesville, Dec. 3 2007.
  2. Web. Charlottesville City Council meeting minutes, .pdf, Council Chambers, City of Charlottesville, April 21, 2003.