FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 5/22/2023
For further information, contact:
Susan Scully Petroni
City of Framingham Public Information Officer
City of Framingham Seeking Applicants for the Cable Advisory Committee
FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham is seeking multiple applicants for the 5-member Framingham Cable Advisory Committee.
Appointed by the City of Framingham Mayor, the Committee is responsible for negotiating franchise agreements with the City’s three cable television operators, RCN, Comcast, and Verizon, and to ensure that the provisions of those contracts are implemented.
The Cable Advisory Committee also acts as an ombudsman for Framingham residents on unresolved cable TV billing errors and persistent repair problems.
Per federal and state regulations, the Cable Advisory Committee has jurisdiction only over cable TV services. The Committee does not have the authority to intercede on problems involving Internet access, voice telephone service, or satellite TV.
The Committee acts as a liaison between cable TV subscribers and their cable TV companies, and provides feedback, and acts in an advisory capacity to the Mayor for issues that may require the direct intervention of the city administration.
Committee members serve 3-year terms, after confirmation from the City’s legislative branch of government – the 11-member City Council.
To apply for one of the seats on the Cable Advisory Committee, click here.
The deadline to apply is Thursday, June 15, 2023
Questions about the Committee can be directed to Framingham Citizen Participation Officer Heather Gutierrez at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 508-532-5510.