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Office of Cable Communications

Comcast Franchise Renewal

What's New

The City and Comcast have reached a tentative deal on a renewed cable franchise agreement!

Key points of Mayor Nickels proposed cable franchise agreement with Comcast were presented to City Council on December 13, 2005. The draft franchise agreement is now available for public review. See franchise related Council Bills 115492, 115493, and 115494.

Schedule for Council review of the proposed Comcast franchise legislation.

Public Hearing Notice

How to Testify at the Public Hearing


Comcast currently provides cable service to most of Seattle, serving approximately 180,000 Seattle cable TV subscribers, pursuant to a cable franchise agreement with the City. This agreement allows Comcast to use the City's rights-of-way in return for franchise fees and other benefits for Seattle and its citizens. Comcast's cable franchise expires on January 20, 2006.

The franchise renewal process, as established by federal law, provides an opportunity for the City to evaluate the technological and communications needs of Seattle and its citizens and to negotiate certain cable related benefits to meet those needs over the term of the franchise.

Contact Us

For further information, you may contact the Office of Cable Communications at 206-684-8498. You may also fill out a comment form that will be reviewed by the Office of Cable Communications.


Office of Cable Communications
Contact Us: (206) 684-8498 | Fax: (206) 684-0911