Cable TV Franchises

DoITT manages telecommunications franchises for New York City, including those for cable television. Three companies currently have cable television franchises with the City: Altice USA, Spectrum, and Verizon. A fourth company, RCN, holds an Open Video System (OVS) contract.

The cable television franchise contracts and the OVS contract require the companies to pay a 5% commission to the City on revenues derived from video services. The contracts also require significant levels of customer service.

Cable Television Franchise Agreements

A Franchise and Concession Review Committee Public Hearing is currently scheduled for January 11, 2021.

Download public hearing notice.
Download proposed Verizon amendment.

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Altice USA