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 descending Ending Year Duration Franchisee Name Filed Document Key details
Ossipee 2017 16 Other PDF icon CFA_Ossipee_2001.pdf View CFA details
Pelham 2021 10 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Pelham2011.pdf View CFA details
Pembroke 2018 6 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Pembroke_2012.pdf View CFA details
Peterborough 2019 10 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Peterborough_2009.pdf View CFA details
Piermont 2022 10 Other PDF icon CFA_Piermont_2012.pdf View CFA details
Pittsburg 2019 15 Other PDF icon CFA_Pittsburg_2004.pdf View CFA details
Pittsfield 2010 10 Other PDF icon CFA_Pittsfield_2000.pdf View CFA details
Plainfield 2012 8 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Plainfield_2004.pdf View CFA details
Plaistow 2015 5 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Plaistow_2010.pdf View CFA details
Plymouth 2013 10 Time Warner PDF icon CFA_Plymouth_2003.pdf View CFA details
Portsmouth 2018 10 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Portsmouth_2008.pdf View CFA details
Randolph 2020 15 Time Warner PDF icon CFA_Randolph_2005.pdf View CFA details
Raymond 2022 10 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Raymond_2022.pdf 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
Rindge 2017 0 Argent Communications View CFA details
Rochester 2018 10 MetroCast PDF icon CFA_Rochester_2008.pdf View CFA details
Rollinsford 2005 33 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Rollinsford_2004.pdf View CFA details
Roxbury 2000 15 Time Warner PDF icon CFA_Roxbury_1985.pdf View CFA details
Rumney 2015 15 Time Warner PDF icon CFA_Rumney_2000.pdf View CFA details
Rye 2016 5 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Rye_2011.pdf View CFA details
Salem 2012 7 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Salem_2005.PDF View CFA details
Sanbornton 2016 5 MetroCast PDF icon CFA_Sanbornton_2011.pdf View CFA details
Sharon 2021 10 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Sharon_2011.pdf View CFA details
Shelburne 2018 10 Time Warner PDF icon CFA_Shelburne_2008.pdf View CFA details
Springfield 2004 15 Other PDF icon CFA_Springfield_1989.pdf View CFA details
Stratford 2024 15 Argent Communications PDF icon CFA_Stratford_2009.pdf View CFA details
Sugar Hill 2016 11 Time Warner View CFA details
Sunapee 2015 7 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Sunapee_2008.pdf View CFA details
Surry 2000 15 Time Warner PDF icon CFA_Surry_1985.pdf View CFA details
Sutton 2019 15 Other PDF icon CFA_Sutton_2004.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
Tamworth 2018 31 Other PDF icon CFA_Tamworth_1987.pdf View CFA details
Temple 2017 0 Comcast View CFA details
Thornton 2013 12 Time Warner PDF icon CFA_Thornton_2001.pdf View CFA details
Tilton 2017 0 MetroCast PDF icon CFA_Tilton_1998.pdf View CFA details
Troy 2017 0 Argent Communications View CFA details
Tuftonboro 2002 15 Other PDF icon CFA_Tuftonboro_1987.pdf View CFA details
Walpole 2017 0 Comcast View CFA details