Cable Franchise Agreements

In 2012, the NH Broadband Mapping & Planning Program (NHBMPP) completed a statewide inventory of municipal Cable Franchise Agreements. The results are presented below, in the form of a listing of the individual municipal agreements collected, and a summary table reporting common elements extracted from those individual documents.

By NH RSA 53-C, each community is required to enter into an agreement for access to cable and to establish terms for that access. These terms are recorded in the Cable Franchise Agreement (CFA). Access to cable is technically access to video distribution, but the reality of today's technology is that cable infrastructure also provides internet access.

Therefore, the CFA has implications for, but does not directly represent, internet access. Guidance for towns in the process of initiating or updating CFAs is sometimes provided through legal consultation, or from the New Hampshire Coalition for Community Media. However, many communities have few resources to draw upon when reviewing an agreement. We hope that the CFA inventory will serve as an additional reference for communities negotiating a CFA.

If your community has an updated CFA, we encourage you to submit it to the NHBMPP so that we may maintain an effective and timely resource for communities in New Hampshire.

The town and franchisee name columns below are sortable by clicking on the title.

Townsort ascending Ending Year Duration Franchisee Name Filed Document Key details
Woodstock 2024 15 Time Warner PDF icon CFA_Woodstock_1994.pdf View CFA details
Wolfeboro 2021 10 MetroCast PDF icon CFA_Wolfeboro_2011.pdf View CFA details
Windsor 2017 0 Comcast View CFA details
Windham 2017 0 Comcast View CFA details
Winchester 2017 10 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Winchester_2007.pdf View CFA details
Wilmot 2021 15 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Wilmot_2006.pdf View CFA details
Westmoreland 2017 0 Argent Communications View CFA details
Wentworth 2019 15 Time Warner PDF icon CFA_Wentworth_2003.pdf View CFA details
Webster 2004 15 Other PDF icon CFA_Webster_1989.pdf View CFA details
Weare 2015 7 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Weare_2015.PDF View CFA details
Waterville Valley 2026 15 SkiSat View CFA details
Warner 2014 15 Other PDF icon CFA_Warner_1999.pdf View CFA details
Walpole 2017 0 Comcast View CFA details
Tuftonboro 2002 15 Other PDF icon CFA_Tuftonboro_1987.pdf View CFA details
Troy 2017 0 Argent Communications View CFA details
Tilton 2017 0 MetroCast PDF icon CFA_Tilton_1998.pdf View CFA details
Thornton 2013 12 Time Warner PDF icon CFA_Thornton_2001.pdf View CFA details
Temple 2017 0 Comcast View CFA details
Tamworth 2018 31 Other PDF icon CFA_Tamworth_1987.pdf View CFA details
Swanzey 2017 0 Argent Communications PDF icon CFA_Swanzey_2003.pdf View CFA details
Swanzey 2018 15 Time Warner PDF icon CFA_Swanzey_2003.pdf View CFA details
Sutton 2019 15 Other PDF icon CFA_Sutton_2004.pdf View CFA details
Surry 2000 15 Time Warner PDF icon CFA_Surry_1985.pdf View CFA details
Sunapee 2015 7 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Sunapee_2008.pdf View CFA details
Sugar Hill 2016 11 Time Warner View CFA details
Stratford 2024 15 Argent Communications PDF icon CFA_Stratford_2009.pdf View CFA details
Springfield 2004 15 Other PDF icon CFA_Springfield_1989.pdf View CFA details
Shelburne 2018 10 Time Warner PDF icon CFA_Shelburne_2008.pdf View CFA details
Sharon 2021 10 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Sharon_2011.pdf View CFA details
Sanbornton 2016 5 MetroCast PDF icon CFA_Sanbornton_2011.pdf View CFA details
Salem 2012 7 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Salem_2005.PDF View CFA details
Rye 2016 5 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Rye_2011.pdf View CFA details
Rumney 2015 15 Time Warner PDF icon CFA_Rumney_2000.pdf View CFA details
Roxbury 2000 15 Time Warner PDF icon CFA_Roxbury_1985.pdf View CFA details
Rollinsford 2005 33 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Rollinsford_2004.pdf View CFA details
Rochester 2018 10 MetroCast PDF icon CFA_Rochester_2008.pdf View CFA details
Rindge 2017 0 Argent Communications View CFA details
Richmond 2017 0 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Richmond_1990.pdf View CFA details
Richmond 2005 15 Time Warner PDF icon CFA_Richmond_1990.pdf View CFA details
Raymond 2022 10 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Raymond_2022.pdf View CFA details

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