Public Hearing Scheduled to Discuss Calvert County’s Cable Franchise Renewal with Comcast

Press Release, Calvert County Heather Skyrm, Public Information Program Assistant

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – Nov. 21, 2018 – The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) will hold a public hearing Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, to consider and receive comments on Calvert County Government’s cable franchise renewal with Comcast. The hearing will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Commissioners’ Hearing Room at the Calvert County Circuit Courthouse, located at 175 Main St. in Prince Frederick.

The cable franchise agreement allows cable television providers to build and operate cable systems in county rights-of-way in exchange for providing cable service to residents. The agreement details which areas will be provided service and covers other services such as public access channels, funding to support local programming, studios and equipment, and more.

Comcast has a non-exclusive franchise in Calvert County. While any cable provider can petition the county to provide service, Comcast is currently the only provider to enter the Calvert County market. Citizens are encouraged to learn more about the franchise agreement online.

For additional information, contact the Calvert County Department of Technology Services at 410-535-1600, ext. 2208 or via email atJoe.Klausner@calvertcountymd.gov. Individuals who cannot attend the public hearing may submit written comments. These written comments must be received by 4:30 p.m., Nov. 26, 2018, and may be submitted by emailing COMMISS@calvertcountymd.gov or through the U.S. mail to the BOCC at 175 Main St., Prince Frederick, MD 20678. Any reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities or linguistic barriers should be requested by contacting the BOCC office at 410-535-1600, ext. 2202. Like Calvert County Government on Facebook.


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