Cable Franchises


 

Fairfax County Communications Ordinance
This section of the Fairfax County Code addresses cable franchises and cable service.

Cox Communications Franchise Agreement
On May 14, 2013, the Board of Supervisors held a public hearing and adopted an ordinance granting a new non-exclusive franchise to CoxCom LLC, d/b/a/ Cox communications Northern Virginia (“Cox”) to provide cable service to households and businesses in Fairfax County other than the Reston Franchise Area. The new Franchise Agreement is effective June 9, 2013, for a term of ten years.  Cox acquired its cable system in Fairfax County from Media General Cable, Inc., in 1999, with a 15-year prior franchise term ending on June 9, 2013.

Comcast Cable Franchise Agreement
In May 2005, the County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing and adopted an ordinance granting a non-exclusive cable television franchise to Comcast for the Reston area of Fairfax County. Comcast agreed to provide cable television to Reston area residents and businesses, as well as to schools, libraries, and other public organizations. Comcast completed a full upgrade of its cable system in 1999. Comcast’s cable service is available to all Reston area households and without line extension charges to at least 85% of households.

Verizon Cable Franchise Agreement
In September 2005, the County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing and adopted an ordinance granting a non-exclusive cable television franchise to Verizon for the entire county (North County, South County, and Reston franchise areas). Verizon agreed to provide cable television to Fairfax County residents and businesses, as well as to schools, libraries, and other public organizations. Verizon's cable service will be available to all Fairfax County households and without line extension charges to at least 85% of households by 2012.

 

 


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