Monday, November 19, 2018

"if cable franchising fees went away. It would be a major loss to all communities"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"Get ready to say goodbye to some local cable channel broadcasts of government meetings, elections and other town events. 
The Federal Communications Commission is moving toward adopting a new rule that community television groups say would gut funding for public, educational and governmental channels. 
“The loser, if that ends up happening, will be the local taxpayer, the local cable subscriber and the everyday citizens who rely on access to public information that’s provided through these programs,” said Geoffrey C. Beckwith, executive director and CEO of the Massachusetts Municipal Association. 
The proposed rule, moving quickly toward regulatory approval, would allow major cable companies, such as Verizon FiOS, Comcast Xfinity and RCN, to limit the amount of spending for community programming that has been negotiated as part of their licensing agreements with cities and towns."
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Franklin TV and are supported by cable funding. The Town Council in Sept 2018 approved the new agreement with Verizon.

The notes from the Sep 26, 2018 meeting with the approval for the Verizon Agreement

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