It is the intent of the County to promote the public health, safety and general welfare by providing for the grant of one or more franchises for the construction and operation of a cable system; to provide for the regulation of each cable system by the County in accordance with federal and state law; to provide for the payment of fees and other valuable consideration by a franchisee to the County for the privilege of using the public rights-of- way for constructing and operating a cable system; to promote the widespread availability of cable and other communications service to County residents and businesses wherever economically feasible, including to those who reside in multifamily buildings and in rural communities; to encourage the development of cable as a means of communication between and among the members of the public and public institutions; and to encourage the provision of diverse information to the community over cable.
For more information about Franchise Administration look to the following link: Montgomery County Code 8A-Cable Communications (type "8A" in the Search field)
About the RCN Renewal
Montgomery County has received an application from RCN seeking a franchise renewal. Click here for an update on the RCN Franchise renewal process.