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It is the intent of the County to promote the public health, safety and general welfare by providing for the grant of one or more franchises for the construction and operation of a cable system; to provide for the regulation of each cable system by the County in accordance with federal and state law; to provide for the payment of fees and other valuable consideration by a franchisee to the County for the privilege of using the public rights-of- way for constructing and operating a cable system; to promote the widespread availability of cable and other communications service to County residents and businesses wherever economically feasible, including to those who reside in multifamily buildings and in rural communities; to encourage the development of cable as a means of communication between and among the members of the public and public institutions; and to encourage the provision of diverse information to the community over cable.

For more information about Franchise Administration look to the following link:

Montgomery County Code 8A-Cable Communications(type "8A" in the Search field)


 
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Montgomery County is in the process reviewing the cable services provided by Comcast and determining what the community’s future cable-related needs and interest are in preparation for renegotiating the cable franchise agreement with Comcast.

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